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Monday, November 9, 2020

Run Windows software on your Chromebook

CrossOver is a commercial compatibility layer by CodeWeavers, based on the Wine project, which aims to run popular Windows software on Unix-based operating systems. CodeWeavers released the first beta of CrossOver for Chrome OS three years ago, and now it's finally ready for the masses.

CrossOver 20 was released today as the first version that officially supports Chrome OS. It comes configured to run thousands of popular Windows applications, including World of Warcraft, Steam, Quicken, GOG Galaxy, Microsoft Office, and others. Unlike the Parallels-based VM that Google is working on, CrossOver translates Windows API calls as needed, rather than emulating the entire operating system.

The Chrome OS version now runs on top of the Linux container, instead of running as an Android application like earlier betas did. CodeWeavers said in a blog post, "We feel that providing CrossOver using this route provides a superior user experience." However, this does mean that older Chromebooks without support for Linux apps won't be able to use the newer version.

CrossOver is paid software with three packages available. You can buy the current version for $39.95, and a Pro version with free software upgrades for a year (plus discounts on future releases) and additional customer support is available for $59.95. Finally, if you think you'll use CrossOver until the heat death of the universe, a lifetime support option is available for $499.95.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

CrossOver 20 for Chrome OS Mac and Linux Has Shipped

CrossOver® 20 for macOS and Linux has arrived! Additionally, Chrome OS joins its cousins, macOS and Linux, in bringing a smooth Windows application experience with CrossOver 20.

Across All Platforms
CrossOver 20 includes Wine 5.0 (with over 3,400 improvements) and the ability to rate applications within the CrossOver UI.

Mac
The macOS version offers support for macOS 11, including Apple Silicon. The macOS version also includes major improvements to support for games, including 32 bit games that are no longer available for the Mac, DirectX11 and 12 games and the Steam client.

Linux
The Linux version undertook a thorough review of Linux distribution support, with an effort to integrate cleanly with all modern distributions and support for CrossOver to upgrade itself.

Chrome OS
Our CrossOver Chrome OS product shares about 99% of its DNA with our CrossOver Linux product. Our initial Chrome OS product was built on Android, because Google provided support for Android applications. However, since then, Google has provided support for Linux applications. We feel that providing CrossOver using this route provides a superior user experience. Using Google’s Linux container support, CrossOver enables a Chromebook to run various Window applications as if they
were native and without requiring a Windows operating system. Not only does it integrate directly with the Chrome OS shelf, it also works in offline mode as well as it does in online mode.

It’s not just cosmetic...
Yes! We have a new look. The completely reimagined corporate branding and its sub-brands, CrossOverTM, PortJumpTM and ExecModeTM reveal the evolution of the company over the past 14 years, while maintaining our ongoing commitment to the open-source community and its talent.

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