CrossOver Linux has been a great tool for people who have switched from windoze
- From Juergen Haas
3d1> , your Guide to Linux CrossOver Linux has been a great tool for
people who have switched from MS Windows to Linux, as it enables them to
run the same software they have been using on Windows on the Linux
platform. Now the developers have combined all the different flavors of
CrossOver into one package.
The recently released XI version of CrossOver integrates the different
variants of the MS Windows compatibility software, such as CrossOver
Games, CrossOver Pro, etc.
The CrossOver software enables you to install and run native Microsoft
Windows operating system programs and software packages on Linux. That
is, you can use the same software you use on your MS Windows computer on
Linux, often with better performance, which saves you the expensive and
time consuming processes related to the licensing of MS Windows
By combining CrossOver Games with the basic CrossOver software that
supports productivity applications, such as Microsoft Office
CrossOver XI (eleven) enables to you play most popular Windows games in
addition to any business software you may use.
There is an officially supported set of Windows programs that can be
installed using Crossover. However, there are many other programs that
can be installed, sometimes requiring a few tricks. Codeweavers has set
up an online compatibility database
<http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/> where CrossOver can
download recipes for installing a particular program, and users can
upload recipes if they figured out how to install a program.
CrossOver is a product developed by CodeWeavers and is based on the open
source software Wine
<http://linux.about.com/od/softorther/a/softotherwine.htm> , which makes
it possible to run native MS Windows applications
CodeWeavers contributes to the development of the freely available Wine
<http://linux.about.com/od/softorther/a/softotherwine.htm> software and
CrossOver XI for $39.95 as a tool for easy setup. The Windows games and
applications themselves and their licenses have to be provided by the
CODEWEAVERS' LAUNCHES `CROSSOVER XI': THE COMPLETE PACKAGE
FOR MAC AND LINUX USERS SEEKING TO RUN WINDOWS SOFTWARE
One Download Gives Customers The Most Affordable Access to
Windows-Enabled Apps, Games
CEO `Still Having Trouble Figuring Out the Name'
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (March 6, 2012) Seeking simplification in an
increasingly complicated world, CodeWeavers, Inc. announced today the
release of its new software CrossOver XI. In one package, CrossOver XI
enables all Mac and Linux PC users the ability run Windows software and
games without the need for a Windows operating system license.
CrossOver XI replaces all previous versions of CodeWeavers'
CrossOver software."No more CrossOver Games; so long CrossOver Pro
(and Impersonator, and Bundle, and Platinum, and ), One download of
CrossOver XI gives everyone in our universe immediate access to
thousands of Windows applications otherwise unavailable without a
Microsoft license," said Jeremy White. "So, whether you're a
Mac user wanting to play Wizard 101, a Linux user needing Microsoft
Office <http://www.codeweavers.com/about/general/press/20120306/> 2010,
or someone who really misses the `90s and is nostalgic for
WordPerfect 3.1, CrossOver XI is for you."
Starting at $39.95, CrossOver XI is the most affordable software
solution on the market to run your Windows applications
<http://www.codeweavers.com/about/general/press/20120306/> on Mac and
Linux. Sure, some solutions appear to be free or available at a
comparable price, but they require you to purchase a copy of a Windows
license, which can cost upwards of $100, before you can run any Windows
applications. CrossOver does not. We repeat, CrossOver XI does not
require you to purchase a Windows license.
"The only thing not simple about CrossOver XI is how we pronounce
the name of the product," White continued. "Should customers
pronounce us as `CrossOver Ex-Eye,' or as `CrossOver
Eleven,' or perhaps `CrossOver Exy,' or as I like to refer
to it, `CrossOver Zigh'? Considering we're all about open
source here, we'll leave it to our customers to decide."
CrossOver XI is immediately available at www.CodeWeavers.com
Wondering if your favorite Windows software title will run under
CrossOver? Visit c4.codeweavers.com <http://c4.codeweavers.com/> to
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses
on the development of Wine the core technology found in all of its
CrossOver products. The company's goal is to bring expanded market
opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier,
faster and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. CodeWeavers
is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and
maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and
elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more
information about CodeWeavers, log on to www.codeweavers.com
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> 3d1> , your Guide to Linux CrossOver LinuxIf you're going to primarily run Windows applications why bother running Linux?