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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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  • Re:Typo (Score:3, Interesting)

    by maxwell demon ( 590494 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @12:05PM (#31371860) Journal

    How on earth could they misspell "combat ability"?

  • by Lord Lode ( 1290856 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @12:06PM (#31371870)

    User interface and easy installation aren't really that important to me... What is important to me is that it can actually run the applications, and can continue to do so. With a recent Wine upgrade, suddenly Age of Mythology couldn't run anymore, and when reverting back to an older version of Wine it works again.

    And when I reported that bug to the appDB, they didn't add it because I gave the Wine version number in a wrong format (while they could easily have converted it to the right format).

    Well, too bad for them if they don't even want to fix such a bug. I'll keep using the superior older version then. I'm not going through the pain to submit it again if that's the kind of people that processes my bug report.

  • botnet (Score:3, Interesting)

    by dnwq ( 910646 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @12:12PM (#31371940)
    I hope they check user-reported installation recipes, or people are going to find their instructions freshly packaged with Botnet 9.0 too...
  • Bummer... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @12:26PM (#31372126) Homepage

    Still wont run the only apps I need to ditch windows.

    Sony Vegas and a couple other video editing apps.

    there is NOTHING under linux that is usable outside very simple home movies. I'd pay 2X the price for Vegas retail if I could get it for Linux.

    And yes, I have tried everything for linux video editing, they all either completely suck [] or are half done, or are designed for home users... OpenShot is nice for home use, sucks for editing a 1 hour TV episode with tons of composting and CG.

  • by Belial6 ( 794905 ) on Friday March 05, 2010 @04:10PM (#31374934)
    Actually, your response is MORE likely to turn people off of FOSS. You imply that an industry wide problem is only a FOSS problem. I generally don't report bugs to closed source projects because the response tends to be worse. The last one I submitted was several years ago to MS concerning a math bug in MS Money. It was easily reproducable. I took the effort to call their tech support line, and spent at least 2 hours getting through and walking they tech support person in creating the error cleanly on their side. The call ended with them agreeing that it was a bug, and was reliably recreated on their end. A month later, there is a message on my answering machine saying that they had some questions, but since I'm not home, they are going to close out the bug report. I spent FAR more time and effort trying to report a bug to a closed source group that I had actually paid to write the software, and in the end I was worse off than the OP.
  • Re:Bummer... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by dotancohen ( 1015143 ) on Saturday March 06, 2010 @09:03AM (#31380146) Homepage

    Sony Vegas and a couple other video editing apps.

    Write to them and ask when they will either have a native Linux port, or have Wine as a supported platform: []

    Seriously, do it. If they don't know that people _want_ ro run their software on Linux, then they will never port it or write it in a wine-compatible fashion.

The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad