Crossover

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gilbert1020, May 24, 2009.

  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    #1
    Need your feedback on the Cross over Program
    that can run Microsoft Programs directly on Mac.
    Is it good? Bugs? I have heard mixed reviews just want to get more info.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    #2
    its spotty

    some apps work well, some dont work well at all

    look at their website for compatibilty lists
     
  3. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

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    #3
    It works very well for some things, terribly for others. You can check out what it will do here.
     
  4. jparshall macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Pretty much right on

    I think the previous two posters have summarized it quite fairly. For applications in our sweet spot, like MS Office, Quicken, and so on, we think you'll enjoy good results. Go outside our supported set, though, and your odds go to about 50/50. Some apps that we've never even heard of or worked on run fabulously right out of the box. Other stuff either runs spottily or not at all. The bottom line is that the technology we're built on (Wine) is a general purpose API that continues getting better all the time, but that does have some warts. Which is why we offer an evaluation copy of our software. It's quite fast to install it, and then try installing the particular app *you* want to run. If it works, great! You've just saved yourself the hassles of having to run a VM solution and pay for a copy of Windows, which is probably worth the 10 minutes of time it took to try the eval (or so we hope!) ;-)

    Best Wishes,

    -jon parshall-
    COO
    www.codeweavers.com
    "Your Mac/Windows Solution"
     

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