CodeWeavers, developer of software products that transform Mac OS X and Linux into Windows-compatible operating systems, today announced the release of CrossOver Mac 8.0 and CrossOver Linux 8.0, both available for purchase immediately.
Both versions of CrossOver 8.0 will include support for Internet Explorer 7, Quicken 2009 and performance upgrades for Microsoft Office 2007, particularly Outlook.
Another major benefit of CrossOver 8.0 is that recent Wine Project developments have resulted in support for a myriad of new applications. “Wine is one of those technologies that improves in little ways all the time.”, said White. “Since we released our 7.0 version last year, a lot of those incremental improvements have helped many more unsupported applications just “magically” start working. We get comments from users all the time on software we’ve never heard of that ‘Hey, this application runs great now!’ More users will see that phenomena happening in 8.0 because Wine has improved so much in the past year or so.”
CrossOver Mac Standard is priced at $39.95, and is a download-only product. CrossOver Mac Pro is priced at $69.95, and can be delivered with an optional CD. CrossOver Linux Standard and Pro mirrors that pricing.
The Professional version comes with 12 months of support and upgrades (as opposed to 6 months for Standard), and also includes a complimentary copy of CrossOver Games, CodeWeavers Windows games compatibility product. All CrossOver products are significantly less expensive than the cost of a Windows license, allowing CodeWeavers users to economically and legally eliminate the need for Windows.