CEO Charles Moir (pictured) said "We're going to a place that Microsoft and Adobe cannot go. The Open Source world is the acknowledged largest threat to established giants such as Microsoft. We felt it was necessary for us to shake up the graphics world a bit, and making one of the most powerful, easiest to use graphics applications Open Source should do the trick."
Xara Xtreme is available now for Windows, and Linux and Mac versions are in the works. In the press release, Moir namechecks Acorn, saying "We used to develop for alternative platforms, such as the Acorn RISC computer in the 1990s, and so fundamentally Xara Xtreme is based on a cross-platform core." Is it time for Xara to return to its roots?