Thursday, December 21, 2017

Run Microsoft Office 2016 and Games on Linux with CodeWeavers CrossOver 17

Yup, that means the latest version of CodeWeaver‘s commercial Wine offering also supports the latest version of Microsoft’s hugely popular Office suite, including both Home and Business editions.
And that’s big news. LibreOffice and Google Docs are near-perfect replacements for most of us, but many students and business still require the use of Microsoft Office products or file formats. As great as interoperability is these days few alternatives are as fuss-free as opting to install Office on Linux using Wine.

Other Windows software and games that feature improved CrossOver 17 support:
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • League of Legends
  • Everquest
  • Everquest II
  • WebSite-Watcher
  • Battle.Net
CrossOver 17 also features a large update to the Wine compatibility layer, a move that brings thousands of big fixes and usability improvements to users’ desktops and the (ever growing) array of software it supports.

Buy CrossOver 17

CrossOver 17 for Linux and macOS is available to purchase right now from the CodeWeavers website.

A free trial is also available if you want to test things out before you commit.

Wait: I thought Wine was free?

Wine is free, open-source software. It’s available to install on Ubuntu (and other Linux distributions) from the repos, for absolutely nothing.

CrossOver is (in effect) a commercial version of Wine. It’s not free; you have to pay for it. But many people are happy to do this — and no, they’re not crazy!

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Run Microsoft Windows Applications and Games on Mac, Linux or ChromeOS save up to 20% off  CodeWeavers CrossOver+ today.

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