Crossover (was Re: Free Word?)
- Well, you've found one guy that likes it, even though I don't fully
disagree. I use Crossover as a very light solution. I find it a lot
faster to fire up Crossover than Parallels, and a lot lighter load on
my machine. And there is none of that constant hassle from Windows
things trying to upgrade themselves or occasional hassle of Parallels
grabbing control of peripherals. I have a standard escalation if
Safari doesn't work:
a. Safari emulating Explorer
c. Explorer on Crossover
d. Explorer on Parallels
e. Explorer via Boot Camp or physical PC.
But no, Crossover doesn't always work.
One thing I like is that you can just open up .exe files with
Crossover. You don't have to install them to anything. I also use it
frequently for winrar, the ubiquitous windows compression/
decompression utility. The result is pretty much as though winrar was
running natively on my Mac. I use the Mac drives, copy and paste, the
dock, whatever. Similarly, I just run the Spider.exe program on
Crossover Games without installing it to anything. I copied the .exe
file from my Boot Camp partition to my Mac Games folder, and just run
it from there.
> Posted by: "Randy B. Singer" randy@... randybrucesinger--
> Wed Dec 2, 2009 5:56 pm (PST)
> Crossover comes up all the time on other Mac discussion lists that I
> am on. I can't recall anyone who has tried Crossover who has found
> it to be what they were hoping for.
Kevin Jaques, B.A., LL.B., Jaques Law Office
2912 Rae Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, S4S 1R5
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- On Dec 3, 2009, at 8:06 AM, Kevin Jaques, B.A., LL.B. wrote:
> I also use itStuffit Expander (free)
> frequently for winrar, the ubiquitous windows compression/
> decompression utility. The result is pretty much as though winrar was
> running natively on my Mac.
Does a nice job of un-raring archives, and it is OS X-native.
Or there is UnrarX (free)
Though neither will create rar archives.
Randy B. Singer
Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance