CrossOver Mac runs Windows applications on Mac OS X without Microsoft Windows

Apple StoreCodeWeavers’ CrossOver Mac allows you to install your favorite Windows applications and games on Mac OS X. CrossOver includes an easy to use, single click interface, which makes installing Windows software simple and fast. Once installed, your application integrates seamlessly in OS X. Just click and run your application directly from the OS X Finder. Clicking a Windows file or document — including email attachments — will launch the appropriate Windows program, allowing you to work on the files. Best of all, you do it all easily and affordably, without needing a Microsoft operating system license.

Adding your favorite Windows software is easy, using their normal installation CDs. Just place a Windows CD in your Mac, and CrossOver will recognize it and offer to begin the installation process. CrossOver then completes the installation and configures your application to run on your Mac. That’s all there is to it.

CrossOver Mac System Requirements:
• Intel-based Macintosh system running Mac OS X (note: CrossOver will not run on PowerPC systems)
• 120 MB of free disk space

CrossOver Mac is capable of running a range of Windows software without Windows including:
• Microsoft Word 2000
• Microsoft Excel 2000
• Microsoft Excel 97
• Microsoft Word 97
• Microsoft Word Viewer 97/2000
• Microsoft Excel Viewer 97/2000
• Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer 97/2000
• Microsoft Project 2000
• Microsoft Word 2002 (XP)
• Microsoft Excel 2002 (XP)
• Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 (XP)
• Microsoft PowerPoint XP
• Microsoft Outlook 2000
• Remedy Remedy ARS 5.01
• Microsoft Visio 2000
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and 5.5
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
• IBM Lotus Notes R5
• Adobe Photoshop 7.0
• Intuit Quicken 2002
• Intuit Quicken 2003
• Intuit Quicken 2004
• Microsoft Project 2002
• Microsoft Word 2003
• Microsoft Excel 2003
• Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
• Sierra Steam
• Microsoft Outlook 2003
• Microsoft Project 2003
• Microsoft Outlook 2002 (XP)
• Microsoft Visio 2003
• Intuit Quicken 2005

More info, download link for the free public Beta of CrossOver Mac, and link to pre-order CrossOver Mac (US$39.95) here.

Related articles:
CrossOver Mac runs Windows apps without Microsoft Windows on Apple Macs – July 24, 2006
CrossOver Mac allows Mac users to run Windows apps without Microsoft Windows – July 03, 2006
CrossOver Office for Intel-based Apple Macs hits Alpha – May 25, 2006

57 Comments

  1. CodeWeavers uses and participates in the WINE project. They joined the DarWine project after the Intel switch was announced by Apple. The great thing about using Cross Over Office is commercial support. This will be a good thing for many trying to get Macs into Windows-only environments.

  2. CodeWeavers uses and participates in the WINE project. They joined the DarWine project after the Intel switch was announced by Apple. The great thing about using Cross Over Office is commercial support. This will be a good thing for many trying to get Macs into Windows-only environments.

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