CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Linux can get your Windows productivity applications and PC games up and running on your Mac or Linux machine quickly and easily. CrossOver runs the Windows software that you need on Mac and Linux at home, in the office, or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer, and without having to use a virtual machine. And CrossOver can run a wide range of Windows games and entertainment applications.
A brief overview of CrossOver Mac.
Provides you with an easy to install environment for running a huge selection of Windows applications on your Mac
The best thing about CrossOver Mac is that you can enjoy various Windows software on your Mac at home, in the office or at work without purchasing a Windows license.In other words, you do not have to go to the trouble of installing a Windows virtual machine or creating a Boot Camp partition on which you can install a Windows copy. The fact that you do not need to reboot your system to logon on a different operating system or share your resources with a Windows virtual machine translates into a faster and smoother application usage.
Extensive list of supported Windows programs and support for running a multitude of others that haven't yet been tested
CrossOver Mac comes with support for a long list of Windows programs and games, you can visit CrossOver Mac’s support page and view What Runs on CrossOver. Additionally, you can access the CrossOver Software Installer and search for the desired application using the built-in search form.
Powerful and handy tool that enables you to use virtually any Windows program on a Mac
CrossOver Mac is easy-to-use and kind to your Mac’s resources, and provides a simple and clean user interface. From CrossOver Mac’s main window you can choose between two simple options: “Install Windows Software” and “Run Installed Software”.
About CrossOver Mac
CrossOver Mac is a commercial product that provides Mac OSX users with an easy way to install various applications and games that run only on the proprietary Microsoft Windows operating systems. Technically, the application is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end for the well known Wine software, which provides a set of APIs and libraries to emulate several Microsoft Windows OSes on top of your Mac operating system.
Features at a glance
By default, the program comes with support for a very large selection of Windows applications, allowing users to install and use them without the need for a Microsoft Windows license. However, this does not mean that you won’t have to own a specific software license. It is distributed as a binary packages that supports Mac OSX 10.8 or higher.
Supported Windows applications
Considering the fact that CrossOver is just a simple user interface for Wine, it comes with support for all the applications that can be installed by the latter, such as the entire Microsoft Office 2010/2007/2003/XP/2000/97 suite, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Access.Among some other Windows-only applications that can be installed by this software, we can mention Internet Explorer, MicrosoftProject, Adobe Photoshop, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Visio, Quicken, FrameMaker, Shockwave Director, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, as well as numerous games.