Linux Desktop: Crossover-Xandros Alliance

From Consulting Times:

CodeWeavers– software maker and principal backer of the Wine project — and Xandros– the upstart successor to Corel’s pioneering Linux efforts — have formed an alliance that may give a boost to the acceptance of the Linux desktop, particularly in corporate environments.

Xandros is incorporating customized versions of CodeWeavers – CrossOver Office and CrossOver Plugin solutions into its long-awaited Linux distribution, slated for release around the end of October. This “CrossOver for Xandros” package allows users to easily install and use critical office programs — most notably Microsoft Office — directly under Linux, without the need to purchase a Microsoft Windows license.

There is an excellent interview with Jeremy White, CodeWeavers founder and CEO.

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Rajesh Jain

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