ShaoLin and CodeWeavers Announce Strategic Alliance Partnership
Posted by ShaoLin Microsystems on Monday January 13th, 2003 03:30:00 AM

(Hong Kong and St. Paul, Minnespolis - 13 January 2003) ShaoLin Microsystems Limited, an award winning provider of distributed computing solutions and CodeWeavers, a leading Windows-to-Linux software developer, today announced a strategic alliance partnership. CodeWeavers and ShaoLin joined forces to give a boost to the acceptance of the Linux desktop, particularly in enterprise environments whereby CrossOver and ShaoLin are combining to enhance the capabilities of bridging windows applications to Linux on the desktop deployment and management in enterprise computing environments.

ShaoLin Aptus is the world best Linux workstation deployment and management solution for enterprises which desired low cost desktop computing system with high availability. It is a middle-ware that makes the most reliable, manageable, secure and open platform alternative to high cost and heavy administration traditional PC's. CodeWeavers' CrossOver allows you to run your favorite windows productivity applications in a ShaoLin environment under Linux, without needing Microsoft OS licenses for each client machine.

"We're excited at the prospect of working more closely with ShaoLin," said Jeremy White, President and CEO of CodeWeavers. "With its innovative tools, ShaoLin has demonstrated that they are committed to the success of the Linux marketplace. We feel that both our companies will benefit from the ability to recommend joint solutions that solve larger issues than we could independently address."

"By collaboration with CodeWeavers, CrossOver lets ShaoLin customers run important office productivity applications directly on Linux without windows license, as though they were natively running. Plus ShaoLin integration, makes customers feel that they are just on windows without fearing migrating to Linux any more," said David Chow, Managing Director of ShaoLin Microsystems. "This partnership is a part of ShaoLin's strategy to address broader markets through alliances to provide practical, reliable Linux solutions to variety industries and corporate as well as to approach newer markets."

About ShaoLin Microsystems Ltd.

ShaoLin Microsystems Limited is one of the world's leaders in the creation and development of Linux-based software and solutions. Providing end-to-end enterprise solutions to different size of enterprises and organizations globally, ShaoLin Microsystems gives customers full command over open source operating system Linux based on our cutting-edge kernel and file system technologies. ShaoLin is recognized as one of the rapid growing Asian software companies with the award-winning product, ShaoLin Aptus and other industry-leading software products, which include storage solutions, network management solutions, high availability cluster systems, file systems, and embedded systems. For more information, please visit

About CodeWeavers, Inc.

Founded in 1996, CodeWeavers develops, markets and supports solutions for Linux-based systems. The Company brings expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster, and more cost-effective to port Windows software to Unix. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, California, the Netherlands, and Germany. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, visit

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