CrossOver Mac — CodeWeavers’ latest Windows-compatability product — is on its way. Intended for Intel Mac OS X machines, CrossOver Mac will allow Mac users to run their favorite Windows applications seamlessly on their Mac, without the need for a Windows OS license of any kind. Below are answers to some of the questions we are receiving on the product.
Some FAQ from CodeWeavers:
When Will CrossOver Mac Ship?
Late July/Early August 2006
What Applications Will it Run?
We intend for it to run all the applications that our current CrossOver Office product runs [including such titles as Microsoft Project 2000, Microsoft Outlook 2000, Microsoft Access 2000, Microsoft Outlook 2002 (XP), ,and more] with some new additions in the Microsoft 2003 version products. We also hope to offer support for a limited number of games. However, the final mix of supported applications is still being determined.
What Will it Cost?
CrossOver Mac will be priced at $59.95 for a single copy. Volume and Educational discounts will apply. CrossOver Mac will come with 1 year of both Level 2 support and free product upgrades from CodeWeavers.
Can I pre-order CrossOver Mac?
Not at this time.
Can I sign up for the Beta Test program?
Yes, but we have a backlog of testers. The best way to sign up for the Beta Test group is to email firstname.lastname@example.org and request access to the beta. Please be aware that we already have a very large pool of testers and so your request may not be accepted. We will respond to all requests.
Will CrossOver Mac run on older versions of Mac OS?
No. It will only run on Mac OS X.
Will CrossOver Mac run on PowerPC Macs?
No. It will only run on Intel OS X Macs. Our underlying technology — Wine (http://www.winehq.org) — requires an x86 architecture chip.
Will CrossOver Mac work with my printer?
Yes, it should work just fine.
More info about CrossOver Mac here.
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