Do you like buying Windows® licenses? You do? Great. You do you. For the rest of humanity, CrossOver is the easiest way to run many Microsoft applications on your Mac without a clunky Windows emulator. (Seriously, have you tried emulators? Do you like how they run on your Mac?) CrossOver works differently. It's not an emulator. It does the work of translating Windows commands into Mac commands so that you can run Windows software as if it were designed native to Mac.
So you're a ChromeOS user, you say? You've taken the grand escape from a sluggish PC, but you want to use your Chromebook for more than email, social media and general internet. You want to run full featured Windows software. Impossible they said! Hold our beer. Introducing CrossOver ChromeOS! Run Windows programs that are not available in the Google Play store alongside mobile apps. Scrap remote sessions with multiple users. Run utility software like Quicken and Microsoft Office, or DirectX games, like Wizard101. And bonus: Games from your Steam library will run with CrossOver ChromeOS at native speeds. Roger that!
CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows software.
Easy Installs! Many Windows titles can be installed using our CrossTie technology. If you have CrossOver installed, and have the installer for your Windows software, simply click the button in our Compatibility Database, and CrossOver will automatically install your application for you!
Crossover bottle uses Wine, a free open-source compatibility layer that allows Windows programs to run on Unix-like operating systems. But, Crossover enhances the Wine software to make it more user-friendly and stable.
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CrossOver Games, announced on 10 March 2008, was a product intended to let users play a broad range of games by providing current Wine patches. The expectation was that it would update on a weekly to monthly schedule in order to incorporate the latest Wine programming work being accepted. In contrast the general CrossOver Office product focused more on stability and productivity software, and had a much slower beta and release schedule. CrossOver Games wasn't able to release updates with enough frequency to justify its separate production track and was discontinued in 2012. It was merged back into a unified CrossOver product.
On October 31, 2012, CodeWeavers had a second software giveaway, this one entitled "Flock the Vote". CodeWeavers promised to have such a giveaway if 100,000 American voters would promise to vote on election day, in a nonpartisan bid to encourage activism. More than 100,000 people pledged, so CodeWeavers allowed any person in the world to download and register a copy of CrossOver Linux or CrossOver Mac.
However, there are a couple that slip through my fingers, like Microsoft's Visio Professional. It doesn't exist on the Mac side and I really need it for my day job as a software quality vice president.
2. Installing VMWare (or similar) which is a virtual image software tool that creates a separate instance on your Mac PC and therefore can have several versions as a quick way to restore a default environment. However, it will require you having a licenced copy of Microsoft Windows operating system whereas CrossOver has this already included
3. Using some sort of remote access software like LogMeIn or SplashTop (which there is a free version. There are others too but the two mentioned I have used are very effective indeed but will require a live internet connection to a Windows PC.
This offer started as a pointed joke at George W. Bush's expense: the Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge. In the Challenge, which CodeWeavers launched in July, the company said it would provide its software for free in the unlikely event that under Bush's administration any of the following things happened: Return the stock market to it's 2008 high; Reduce the average price of a gallon of milk to $3.50; Create at least one net job in the U.S. this calendar year; Return the median home price to its Jan. 1, 2008 level; Bring Osama Bin-Laden to justice; or, and this one that actually happened, bring the average gasoline prices in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) to $2.79 a gallon.
As Jeremy White, president and CEO of CodeWeavers, explains, "I was filling my tank at Big Steve's Gas Palace in St. Paul, I had just finished my morning corn dog and 64-ounce Dr. Pepper when I looked at the pump and noticed gas was at $2.79. I screamed 'Woohoo,' then I yelled 'Oh, crap!' as I realized every American can now have my software for free. Kind of upsets my fourth quarter revenue projections..."
White admits this is not how he foresaw the Challenge unfolding. "I launched the campaign to inspire President Bush to make the most of his final days in office. Who knew that our Challenge would have this kind of impact on the country?" White said. "On the other hand, who knew that the economy would implode, causing oil demand to drop into the abyss and gas prices to plummet as well. Clearly, investigating Bear Stearns, AIG and those guys is misplaced -- CodeWeavers is responsible for this mess. So it's free software for all!"
Somehow, I don't think it really worked quite that way, but hey, free software is free software. To get a copy of CrossOver Mac Pro, Crossover Linux Pro, CrossOver Mac Games or CrossOver Linux Games, visit the company's Web site and download the software. You will, eventually, get a deal code that fully enables the software and gets you six-months of support as well.
The difference between Wine and Crossover is that the latter has ready-made profiles for popular Windows software, and this makes installing and using the apps a breeze compared to the more hands-on experience of using Wine, which requires specialist knowledge.
However, the rule about older software being better supported applies here too. If the app you want to install runs on all versions of Windows from Vista up until Windows 10, then creating a Vista bottle will very likely provide the best possible experience.
CrossOver can create separate Windows environments, containing different software and behaving like different versions of Windows. It calls these environments "bottles" (because CrossOver is based on Wine and wine comes in bottles).
Don't worry about the warning message in red. This is displayed because some software installation procedures install or replace Windows system files, sometimes replacing a working version with one that will not work with software that is already in the bottle. The Cardbox installer does not install any system files at all, and cannot harm the contents of an existing bottle.
Ensure that the "Choose Installer File..." option is selected (displayed in bold), and then press the "Install" button. A Finder window will open. Navigate to your desktop, click on your chosen installer, and press the button marked "Use this installer".
After the Cardbox installer has completed, CrossOver will do its necessary housekeeping. Finally, the CrossOver window will show a "Finished" button. Click on this, and your installation will be complete.
Although AlcoDens is a Windows application, it will run under macOS 10.8 and higher using various helper programs. These will allow you to run AlcoDens just like any other Mac application. The CrossOver software described below is also available for Chromebook and Linux but we have not tested those. Please let us know if you have any tips for Chromebook or Linux users. 2b1af7f3a8