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Linux release features Windows support

Release makes use of technology from CodeWeavers to let customers run applications from Microsoft.

Running Windows applications on a Linux desktop has become a little easier with the release of PowerPak 1.4 by Linux vendor Lycoris. The release, which uses technology from software developer CodeWeavers, lets customers run Microsoft applications without paying for a Windows license.

Jon Parshall, chief operating officer at CodeWeavers, said Thursday that the integrated software will make migration to Linux easier for Windows users. "Our system does not require a fully licensed copy of the Windows operating system, unlike other emulation solutions," he said. "The system works by spoofing Microsoft applications so they think they are on a Windows PC."

Click here for the full story. Ingrid Marson of ZDNet UK reported from London.