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Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by dinxcarin, May 4, 2007.
Has anyone tried this? Codeweaver
yes i tryed it....
No need of use...
There is a freeware and alternitive.
Called Darwine Wine Project
Ok Thanks. Will check on it.
Will uTorrent work on this?
any other tried CrossOver Mac 6.0?
if it works as advertised, IMO, it would be better than bootcamp & parallels since you dont have to install windows OS into your mac machine. thus, less resources.
ill try it when i can.
BTW, here's another link.
I'm using version 6.0 so I can run IE6 to do my day job. So far so good and I think its worth the cost if you are dependent on some MS products/software but don't want a full install of Windows. One warning: Not all Windows-based programs will run under Crossover Mac, do your research before plunking your $$$ to buy it.
i installed CrossOver 6.0. MS Visio 2003 & MS Outlook 2003 work great! those 2 are the only windows software i need so im happy i didnt have to install bootcamp or parallels since i want to keep my macbook as windows-free as possible.
w/ CrossOver, i didnt have to install windows XP. it already has a virtual OS called bottles - you can choose between winXP, 2000 or 98. depending on w/c windows software installers you have, each software runs best on those 1 or 2 versions of windows. in my case, MS Visio 2003 & MS Outlook 2003 run best on winXP so i only installed the winXP bottle. the bottles are way smaller than the complete windows OS installer so its a great space saver.
samples of software you can install:
internet explorer 6
MS office - excel, powerpoint, word
& even half-life!
i used crossover once, to access a winrar compressed file (winrar is unsupported as far as crossover is concerned). no problem using it. and like what tech.junkie just said, no need to install/run windows xp
darwine works well with uTorrent and darwine is open source, crossover is not
hi zoo. there are OSX apps w/c can open rar files like stuffit. why use crossover? just curious here.
Comparing what Parallels can do against Crossover then consider the price difference, I think Parallels is a better choice as you get the full experience compared to a select of what Crossover offers. And you can do more operating systems with Parallels meaning you can play around
I've tried Crossover as a switcher last year to get some Windows progs to work and I chose it over BootCamp and Parallels at the time (both of which were downloaded, too) but having to switch OSes for Bootcamp and Parallel was kind of cumbersome for me. Crossover, I believe, is neat for the urgent and simpler Windows environment requirements. In my case, I've since deleted Crossover and made the Mac purely an OS X machine.
hi jsg123. crossover is targeted to those who use 1 or a few of their supported apps & dont wanna install an entire windows OS just to open the software they need on their macs. imagine someone who need only MS visio. its not practical to install an entire windows OS just to have MS visio on a mac.
in my case, i only need visio & outlook so this is the 1 for me.
Was looking forward to this but instead found this:
Crossover is the commercialized version of the Wine project (above) and offers many advantages over the free version (at least when it was still available).
Thank you for posting this, as it looks like an attractive option. But I do have a licensed OS and enough HD space, and I do need a fully functional IE browser to work on my website, so...the boot camp option may be the next best thing for me at least
i'm using crossover for some softwares, especially visio ... get your software tested lists from here http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/
tried crossover, had no support for software for my creative (couldn't install it), so deleted it and went back to parallels.....
anyone else using crossover? would ms money run in mac us using this? is the software actually worth the cost?
am using crossover to run guildwars.. game runs smoothly thou with some graphics problem.. anyone else here plays guildwars?
opendarwin has been shutdown but some other people have continued developing the mac version of wine. currently it's in sync with the latest version of wine. if you want to check it out, this is the main site:
for pre-packaged installers:
I tried using CrossOver last week for 3ds Max on my Macbook but the software isn't supported by codeweaver. Anyone here using Autodesk 3ds Max on their mac?