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Re: Win32 on GNU/Linux Trivial Thanks to New Software

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____/ Rex Ballard on Monday 15 Mar 2010 22:57 : \____

> On Mar 15, 6:12 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> CrossOver Linux 9: Run Windows apps without Windows
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Some Linux users insist that anything you can
>> | do on Windows, you can do better on Linux.
>> | While there's some truth to that, many of us
>> | have Windows applications that make
>> | completely leaving Windows close to
>> | impossible. That's where CodeWeavers' latest
>> | version of CrossOver Linux comes in.
>> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9168618/CrossOver_Linux_9_Run_...
> CrossOver is a great program.  I've used it on previous versions of
> Linux to run Windows applications that I didn't want to have to start
> in a Windows VM.  The performance is very good, and it does run many
> Windows applications very well, and at a price that's quite
> reasonable.
> One of the nice things about CrossOver is that they purchased licenses
> to Microsoft libraries, so you don't need to purchase a machine that
> has Windows pre-installed - if you don't want to.
> CrossOver is also like WINE on Steroids, which means that you can run
> lots of those really old applications that you used to create
> documents you can read any more.  I've even used it to access old
> Colorado Memory tapes.
> I don't mind indirectly or directly paying Microsoft a fair price to
> have Windows capabilities on my Linux laptop(s).  I'm not willing to
> pay $300 for a full version for a "Downgrade" to a machine that I
> purchased with Windows preinstalled and properly licensed - even if
> was for only $300 or $400.

They gave a free copy of CrossOver for a short period of time last year. I never
needed to run a Windows program over here, but it's valuable to have just in

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