CrossOver Office Gets Optimized for Linspire

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-02-09 Print this article Print

CrossOver Office allows Linspire users to run Windows applications natively from their Linspire desktop. (DesktopLinux)

CodeWeavers and Linspire Inc. on Feb. 8 jointly announced the release of CrossOver Office 5.0 for Linspire, a specially optimized version of the product for the Linspire Linux distribution. CrossOver Office enables Linspire users to run Windows applications natively from their Linspire desktop. "Businesses tell us they want to switch to the desktop Linux operating system to reduce total cost of ownership or improve security, but its the thought of losing one or two software applications that holds them back," Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony said. Novell has been polling the public to find out what Windows-only applications, if ported to Linux, would increase the likelihood that people would switch to Linux.
Adobe Photoshop ranks No. 1 on the list, Autocad second, and Dreamweaver third in the continuing survey.
Quicken, Quickbooks, and Lotus Notes also ranked in the top 10. Many of these apps can be run on Linux via CrossOver Office, according to CodeWeavers. "CrossOver Office is genius because it removes that hesitation from the equation. "Yes, you can still use Photoshop, Quicken, or Microsoft software on your Linspire machine, but you dont have to overpay for a Windows operating system license to do it," added Carmony. CrossOver Office includes a single-click interface that makes installing Windows applications fast, Linspire said. Read the full story on DesktopLinux: CrossOver Office gets optimized for Linspire Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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