CrossOver 10

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Version: 10
Size: 40.00 MB
Publisher: CodeWeavers Inc.
Date Added:
License [?]: Shareware (USD$39.95 to buy)
Operating System: Mac OS X, Linux
Requirements: Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.x) or later; Ubuntu; Debian; Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 5; Fedora
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Publisher's Description of CrossOver

" Run Windows Applications on Mac or Linux! "
- From CodeWeavers Inc.

CrossOver allows you to install many popular Windows applications on your Mac or Linux computer. You can think of it as an emulator, but it's different, because there's no Windows OS license required. Your applications integrate seamlessly in OS X or Linux; just click and run. No rebooting, no switching to a virtual machine, and no Windows Operating System license required!

Adding new Windows software is easy. Just place your install CD in your machine, and CrossOver will recognize it and offer to install it. Once installed, CrossOver will configure your application to run on your computer. That's all there is to it.

CrossOver is capable of running a range (9,045 applications in database) of Windows software.

Bottle Functionality
A bottle is a virtual Windows environment. Each bottle contains a unique C: drive and all its standard sub directories: Windows, Program Files, etc. A bottle also contains a complete Windows registry, a full set of most CrossOver settings, and one or more Windows applications.

CrossOver allows you to maintain multiple bottles in one CrossOver installation. This is like having several different Windows machines operating together on your computer.

This is useful anytime you want to install multiple applications yet prevent them from interacting or damaging one another. For example: Typically the Internet Explorer 6.0 installer upgrades any existing Internet Explorer 5.0 installation. Using bottles it is possible to install Internet Explorer 6.0 into a new, empty bottle, while leaving an existing install of Internet Explorer 5.0 intact and untouched, thus letting web developers run both simultaneously.

Multiple bottles are also useful anytime a particular application requires special system settings that are otherwise undesirable. It is also possible to maintain bottles that emulate different Windows versions. For example, Microsoft Office 2003 only works on Windows versions 2000 or later, whereas Microsoft Office 97 runs best in a bottle that emulates Windows 98.

CrossOver also makes it easy to backup bottles, and thus all the Windows applications they contain. Backing up a bottle gives you a .cxarchive file which you can then restore on any machine, along with all the relevant Wine settings, desktop menus, browser plugins and file associations.

Finally, for Linux users, CrossOver Linux Professional has the ability to create an RPM package out of a bottle. This service allows you to create a bottle on one system, package it up, reinstall it on many additional machines, or simply upload it to the server holding your RPMs thus automating the installation of the Windows applications. This is by far the easiest way to deploy a set of Windows applications on a large network.

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windows emulator   |  windows   |  linux   |  macintosh   

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