Feeds

CodeWeavers targets Citrix with CrossOver Server Edition

Per-seat licensing

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence

CodeWeavers Inc, the major commercial backer of the Wine project to enable Microsoft applications to run on Linux and Unix operating systems, is taking aim at Citrix Systems Inc with the release of CrossOver Office Server Edition.

The new product enables users to utilize the server-based computing model to host Microsoft's Office applications on Linux servers and run them on thin clients with Linux or Sun Microsystems Inc's Solaris operating systems.

The company's CrossOver Office product already enables users to run Microsoft applications on full-fledged Linux PCs. The Server Edition adds the capability to deploy Microsoft applications on Linux- and Solaris-based thin clients, such as Sun's existing Solaris-based Sun Ray thin clients and forthcoming Linux-based "Lighter PC", codenamed Madhatter.

While version 1.3.1 of CrossOver Office Server Edition enables applications to be hosted on Linux and deployed on Linux or Solaris, an interesting turn of events will see a later version of CrossOver Office Server Edition supporting Windows as a thin client operating system. This could see users deploying Microsoft applications on Windows-based thin clients via Linux-based servers.

Support for additional client environments including Windows, Hewlett-Packard Co's HP-UX, Silicon Graphics Inc's Irix and Apple Computer Inc's MacOS are planned for future releases, according to CodeWeavers.

The company is specifically targeting Citrix and Microsoft's Terminal Server with the new product, maintaining that its per-seat licensing scheme is much easier to understand and budget for than Microsoft's complex licensing schemes.

CrossOver Office Server Edition 1.3.1 costs $1,195 for the server software, with an additional $1,185 for a 25 concurrent user license and $4,000 for a 100 concurrent user license. There are no restrictions on the number of clients that can be run on a single server, although additional server licenses are available for $595 each.

© ComputerWire

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
DEATH by COMMENTS: WordPress XSS vuln is BIGGEST for YEARS
Trio of XSS turns attackers into admins
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.