“Codeweavers has announced the launch of CrossOver XI, its commercial port of the open-source Wine application that allows Linux and Mac users to run Windows applications without having to install Windows itself,” Nick Peers reports for BetaNews. “CrossOver XI sees the two previously available separate editions of CrossOver, Games and Pro, incorporated into a single application, and includes numerous platform updates and improvements. It also promises support for a wider range of applications than before, including Microsoft Office 2010.”
Peers reports, “CrossOver XI introduces official support for Microsoft Office 2010 and Quicken 2012 applications, while all .NET Frameworks from 1.1 to 3.5 are now supported. There is also a large number of improvements for applications already supported, including various iterations of Microsoft Office products, DirectX 9 and Steam… CrossOver XI is available as a free 14-day trial download for Macs running OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or later, and Linux. Codeweavers has also announced that CrossOver XI will be the last version to support Leopard users – future releases will required OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later. Prices start from $39.95 depending on the length of free upgrades and support required.”
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