Need to run Office 2010, or Quicken on your Mac, but just can’t bring yourself to defile it by installing Windows via Boot Camp or even a virtual environment like Parallels? You’re in luck, as Codeweavers announces CrossOver XI.
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.
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.
CrossOver XI replace both CrossOver Pro and CrossOver Games by combining their functionality into a single product. Now all apps and games previously supported by one version or the other can now be run inside CrossOver XI.
The new release offers official support for Microsoft Office 2010 and Quicken 2012, while all .NET Frameworks from 1.1 to 3.5 are now supported. Other improvements include better support for 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. Prices start from $39.95.