CodeWeavers has released CrossOver Mac 6.0 Beta 3 which will allows Mac users to install and run Windows programs as though they were native, all without having to buy or run a copy of Windows itself.
CrossOver Mac specific changes:
• Improved CD-handling: Now CrossOver should be able to detect and interact with all removable volumes and dynamically assign drive letters to then. The ‘eject’ button should work better as well. All in all, multi-CD installs should work much better. Rearranged the panels in the Bottle Manager; added a bottle description field.
• Changed the GUI feedback during the deletion of a bottle.
• Fixed icons in the control-panel.
• Improved locale support — now the Windows locale should match the OS X locale.
• Fixed a few keymapping problems. Shift-arrow selection should now work properly, and non-US keyboards may work better.
• Added default association handling so that .pdfs and such are passed to the system for opening.
• Fixed an occasional crash in Half-Life.
• Redesign of menu and Applications/CrossOver handling.
• Menus should now vanish when applications are removed.
• Added the first part of a User Guide.
• Partial redesign of the Bottle Manager dialog
General CrossOver fixes and improvements:
• Fixed network play in Half-Life 1.
• Fixed a bug with window sizing in Quicken
• Fixed problems with some Quicken versions that cause windows to become non-responsive.
• Fixed several issues with the connection between Outlook and Exchange.
• Office 2003 service packs can now be installed.
• Slipstream editions of Office 2003 can now be installed.
• Fixed popup menus in Photoshop
More info and download link here.
CodeWeavers brings low-cost way of running Windows apps on Mac OS X sans Windows – August 14, 2006