Re: [ntb-linux] Free CrossOver Office Today Only
- That announcement has made quite a few lists.
About a year ago, I tried the trial version of Crossover. NoteTab ran much WORSE on it than on Wine. Didn't care much for the interface either. Maybe you'll have a better report.
--- On Tue, 10/28/08, lm_hamilton <lm_hamilton@...> wrote:
> From: lm_hamilton <lm_hamilton@...>
> Subject: [ntb-linux] Free CrossOver Office Today Only
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 12:29 PM
> I ran across this a couple of places on the web today.
> CrossOver Mac & Linux is available today only.
> Code Weavers work closely with Wine, upon which CrossOver
> is based.
> I plan to grab a copy and just see if it makes a difference
> for NoteTab.
> Their site is swamped, so you have to request a license.
> Larry Hamilton
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- I tried the CrossOver Pro 1.7.0, but it appears to be Wine 0.9.60.
NoteTab Pro appeared to run fine, with the usual issues.
CrossOver has some interesting ideas, and is great for those wanting
to run Microsoft Office or Games. I like that it has a way to make a
package out of the Windows programs installed in CrossOver. However,
it does not appear to integrate with XFCE, unless I need to log off
adn back in for it to show up on the menu. I had to hunt to find where
it put stuff. The readme says that it integrates with the Gnome ane
KDE menus, so it assumes only two window managers.
If it was even Wine 1.0.0, it might be worth using regularly.
For those with minimal linux skills who just want to run M$ products
on a stable OS, it might be worth $40.
I guess I can hang onto this in case someone has questions about it,
but it probably won't be long until it is obsolete.
If anyone else tries it, let us know what you think.
--- In email@example.com, sisterscape <sisterscape@...> wrote:
> That announcement has made quite a few lists.
> About a year ago, I tried the trial version of Crossover. NoteTab
ran much WORSE on it than on Wine. Didn't care much for the interface
either. Maybe you'll have a better report.