Home > In the News > Interview with CodeWeavers CEO Jeremy White Interview with CodeWeavers CEO Jeremy White Submitted by Steven Edwards 2004-05-17 In the News 4 Comments The CEO of CodeWeavers has given an interview to Slashdot.org. Topics of discussion include CrossOver, WINE and software patents. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 4 Comments 2004-05-18 5:11 am Anonymous “In fact, we get more pain from Linux distributions, who work at break neck speed to break Wine…” A lot of work are duplicated, so the OSS desktop is pretty much at the win95 level – dragging the mouse with a button pressed, the music will be choked, good job ! 2004-05-18 7:23 am Anonymous That was a cool interview Codeweavers is a cool company doing cool stuff. I just wish they can get more Win apps to work on Linux instead of just the hand fews software Then again it must be quite hard to implement Win32 calls on linux 2004-05-18 12:47 pm Anonymous dragging the mouse with a button pressed, the music will be choked, good job Uh, no. My audio never skips, even if I move windows around like crazy. Or if I’m playing a movie at the same time. I think something’s wrong with your setup, unless you’re simply spreading FUD. 2004-05-18 2:43 pm Anonymous I’m surprised no one asked about the lack of support for MS Office 2003. To use Office 2003, you have to have Windows 2000 with SP3 applied, or WindowsXP. It won’t work on Windows 98, ME, or NT; so it won’t work on Wine. I actually wonder if MS broke backwards compatibility specifically to prevent people from installing Office on other operating systems. There is still a very big market for software on Windows 98 or NT, so I can’t imagine many software vendors other than microsoft would lock out those people from using a product. I’m sure the situation will get worse with Longhorn (as stated in the interview). I just hope with the delays in releasing Longhorn that it gives Linux more time to build momentum.