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New Crossover Release With Improved Compatibility 104

solanum writes "On March 2nd Crossover 9.0 was released. CrossOver 9 features a new user interface that focuses on making installation of Windows software quicker and easier than previous versions. Another new feature is CrossOver's ability to download installation 'recipes' directly from CodeWeavers online Compatibility Database. 'If another CrossOver user has figured out how to use CrossOver to install a Windows application, they can upload that installation recipe to our database,' said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers chief executive officer. 'As we go forward, and build this online storehouse, CrossOver will begin to automatically install that same application for other users. This enables us to move closer to a world where CrossOver will begin to run the majority of Windows apps, and not just an officially supported subset. In other words, our diabolical plot for world domination is going exactly as planned,' he added. Early reviews and comments are positive, and my own experience is that many more Windows applications work in this new version than previously."
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New Crossover Release With Improved Compatibility

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  • Adobe.. (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 05, 2010 @11:59AM (#31371788)

    Any word on photoshop? lightroom?

  • Re:Mono (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 05, 2010 @12:03PM (#31371840)

    So you are all set then. I mean EVERY application out there is a .NET application, so no need to look around any further. And clearly .NET is FAR more platform compatible then java... you know the language that has been multi platform since its inception, and did not have to be ported by a separate team of developers just to get it to work on other platforms, since M$ only was interested in their platform. I am glad you did some reading and know something, even if you did all your reading on M$ sites. At least it proves you can read.

  • Re:Not Worth it (Score:5, Insightful)

    by A12m0v ( 1315511 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @12:27PM (#31372154) Journal

    Consider it donation to Wine.

    I personally find that it offers better usability -less configuration- than Wine.

  • Re:Not Worth it (Score:5, Insightful)

    by tlhIngan ( 30335 ) <> on Friday March 05, 2010 @12:48PM (#31372390)

    Consider it donation to Wine.

    I personally find that it offers better usability -less configuration- than Wine.

    Yeah, I never understood the hatred towards CodeWeavers. They are the epitome of open-source business - they fund and support the foundation project (wine) by hiring devs and contributing piles of patches back. Unlike say, TransGaming which forked Wine ages ago.

    Personally I have subs for both Linux and MacOS - it seems yearly they have these great specials, and I renew my support then. I think I only paid $35 this year because they had a 50% off special ($35/yr support for each product), and then got a bonus 6 months for being an existing customer, and then they gave me another year because this release took so long.

    Heck, it's a great way to play Valve's games on MacOS (at least until Steam comes to native OS X).

  • by nxtw ( 866177 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @01:03PM (#31372566)

    The product is great if you are running a 32 bit version of Linux. However, if you are running a 64 bit distribution, you WILL have problems. My hardware is relatively modern (dual Xeons, 16G RAM, 9600GT video).

    That's weird. I have no trouble using Wine on 64-bit Mac OS X (both with the 32-bit and 64-bit kernels; not that running the fully 64-bit kernel matters, as the 32-bit kernel still supports 64-bit processes.)

    Their problem is that they are basically a 're-seller' of WINE and don't have control over that 'product'

    Wine is open source. They can change anything they want. CodeWeavers already does lots of wine development.

  • by infinitelink ( 963279 ) * on Friday March 05, 2010 @01:25PM (#31372820) Homepage Journal
    Mod down.

    If you can't be bothered to give them correct information I can see why you have not gotten an acceptable response.

    You see, this is the kind of snideness that turns people off of from [F]OSS types and the community: from the comment that "Jeng" replied to I wouldn't have assumed (as Jeng did) that the guy "couldn't be bothered" (as his reply, [] reveals) but rather that because someone made a mistake the devs (or whoever is in charge of dealing with bug submissions) held the guy in contempt: that's the kind of bull for which people are no-gos to work with.

    I understand and agree COMPLETELY with prejudice against responding to those who submit things incorrectly when (1) firm warning has been given that un-carefully filled-out information will be ignored because (2) it would take-up too much time, (and I also understand there could be many disadvantages, misunderstandings, and lost opportunities by doing this as well, and that some people may not be the "can't be bothered types" yet aren't very competent: don't forget that even the incompetent can be helpful); the dmoz project is a good example of this prejudice in action: poorly written submissions and mis-categorizations consume a lot of their volunteers' time, so the former type gets dropped, the latter type (so long as the rest of the submission is decent) must be sent to the bottom of the queue of the category to which it belongs; happily enough dmoz editors will often explain to those who ask why their submission has not appeared or was rejected (or historically they have done so), which is much more encouraging for people to keep participating--good luck at ever getting similar feedback/care, that is for some average Joe who appears on the scene to help, out of many of the major projects of the FOSS community (sadly).

    The brash assumptions, impudence, and quickness to judgment (1. yes, a play on a well-known verse of the Bible, and 2. I'm not against being "judgmental"--as people popularly decry "judging", just against being hasty about it) that are commonly known featurs in [the] FOSS [community] have to stop: perhaps it's not that widespread and it's just because of notable figures or influential organizations: but if that's the case, maybe there needs to be a purge or two to get rid of elements that [rightly] bring tarnish to its name (then again, rapid or "revolutionary" change often provides perfect opportunity for charlatans and tricksters, so it's likely better to direct things to evolve slowly, getting incrementally better to prevent any disruptions in power/influence that could leave the movement vulnerable).

  • Re:Bummer... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by basotl ( 808388 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @01:43PM (#31373042)
    Have you seen the videos of the alpha for VLMC? The guys that created VLC decided to to create a movie creator. [] It seems to show a lot of promise,. Even drawing comparisons to professional products.
  • Re:Adobe.. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by CastrTroy ( 595695 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @03:25PM (#31374416) Homepage
    But if your life and/or job depends on running photoshop, maybe you could just shell out and buy Windows. Why would you even want to put yourself through the pain of using a VM or Crossover. Just use windows. If it's your jobs, you should probably have a whole computer dedicated to only running photoshop. If you need Linux for some other task, just have a separate computer. Crossover is a nice thing if you're just running games or a couple simple Windows apps. But when it's part of your job, what exactly is the problem of running Windows. The cost of Windows is extremely low compared to all the other software you have to run.

Fear is the greatest salesman. -- Robert Klein