CodeWeavers today announced the release of CrossOver Mac 7.0 and CrossOver Linux 7.0, both available for purchase immediately.
Both version of CrossOver 7.0 will include support for Microsoft Office 2007 (including Outlook 2007), newer versions of Quicken, and the Adobe CS and CS2 line of products, particularly Photoshop.
“We’re excited to offer Mac and Linux users significantly more supported applications,” said Jeremy White, CodeWeavers’ chief executive officer, in the press release. “We think that Mac users, especially those in corporate settings, will enjoy having native Outlook 2007 support, so they can calendar and fit into the corporate IT structure just like all those other Exchange users. The same is true for our Linux customers, who will welcome the availability of the newer Adobe applications. Linux versions for these Adobe applications are currently unavailable.”
Another major benefit of 7.0 is that it includes many of the elements of the hotly anticipated release of Wine 1.0, which was also released today. “CrossOver 7.0 contains many of the fixes that Wine 1.0 has, and will give users a great taste of what of the new version of Wine is capable of,” added White. “We really feel that 1.0 will be a major step toward making Wine an application that will run all windows applications, and we’re excited for its release.”
One of the areas of greatest enhancement in Wine lies in its significantly enhanced support for ActiveX controls within Internet Explorer. “A recurring theme we hear is the ability to use CrossOver to access Active-X intensive webpages” said White. “This upgrade takes a giant step forward by expanding the websites that can be used on a Linux or Mac system.”
CrossOver Mac 7.0 Available in Standard and Pro Editions With this release, CrossOver Mac will now be offered in two versions – Standard and Pro. The Professional version features a longer support period, as well as a complimentary copy of CodeWeavers’ CrossOver Games, a recently released application that runs many popular Windows games such as World of Warcraft, Guild Wars, EVE Online, Call of Duty 2, Team Fortress 2, and most Steam games. CrossOver LinuxPro customers will receive the same offer.
CrossOver Mac Standard is priced at US$39.95 and is a download-only product. CrossOver Mac Pro is priced at $69.95, and can be delivered with an optional CD. CrossOver Linux Standard and Pro mirrors that pricing. All CrossOver products are significantly less expensive than the cost of a Windows license, allowing CodeWeavers users to economically and legally circumvent the need for Windows.
The updated versions of CrossOver for Mac and Linux are available online at codeweavers.com and in many retail outlets in North America, via distribution through Navarre, Douglas Stewart Co., Atlantia, and others.
[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]