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CrossOver 9.0 Improves Windows Application Support on Linux

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http://www.wine-reviews.net – CodeWeavers, supporter of the open source Wine project, have released their latest version of CrossOver for Linux and Mac. CrossOver 9.0 (codenamed “Snow Mallard”) is a commercial product that makes installing Windows applications via Wine extremely easy for Linux users. We’ve been waiting for this new release for several months, and it seems it was worth the wait.  So far, we’ve tested it with Office 2007 and IE 7 with great results. Look for a full review at a later time. For now, here is an overview of the new features and some screenshots. The first thing you’ll notice about version 9 of CrossOver is the greatly improved user interface. The entire interface has been rewritten in GTK and fits in much better with a GNOME desktop. The interface also seems much more intuitive. Installing a supported Windows application only takes a few clicks. CrossOver takes care of setting up a new “bottle” (or fake Windows environment) for your application and also downloads and installs any needed frameworks, fonts, and plugins that might be needed by the application you’re trying to install. Installing Office 2007 in CrossOver only requires a few more clicks than installing on Windows. (Software)