“Among the announcements of interest at this week’s LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco is the debut of the alpha version of CodeWeaver’s CrossOver 6.0, which further extends the Wine Project into a service and support model,” Dana Gardner blogs for ZDNet.
Gardner explains, “Wine Project is a clean-room-like ‘re-implementation’ of a Win32 API for running Windows applications on Linux natively.”
“But perhaps the most promising new development for accelerating the demand for Wine-type activities (to spur the adoption necessary to gain critical mass-level interest from commercial software deployments) comes from the burgeoning installed base of Mac OS X-on-Intel PCs,” Gardner explains. “Wine Project and CodeWeavers are moving quickly, so says Jeremy White, CEO and founder of CodeWeavers, to bring Wine benefits to Mac OS X/Intel. If this were to pass muster, Boot Camp and Parallels may have a worthy alternative, a native, non-emulation, and low-cost way of running Win32 apps on Mac OS X on x86 with no need for a Windows license.”
Full article here.
More and FAQ for Codeweavers’ CrossOver Mac: http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/
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