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Editors' Review

Those who recently switched from Windows to Mac may have a collection of software that they can no longer use. For those unable or unwilling to purchase a separate Windows operating system license, CrossOver for Mac will run a limited number of popular applications well.

CrossOver for Mac is available as a free trial with a 14-day use limit, and the full version may be purchased for $20. The program downloads and installs quickly and there is access to technical support via e-mail, the responsiveness of which was not tested. The program did not have any instructions easily accessible, which would have been welcome in light of the interface. Fortunately, the main menu is fairly user-friendly and asks whether it needs to install a program or run an existing one. The application is not intended to work with all Windows programs, which would require a full OS installation via Boot Camp or Parallels. The program's documentation lists which programs it is designed to run well; those who need programs not listed should look elsewhere. Using a test disc of Office '03, the program immediately recognized the installation disc and began to load the program. It ran as intended with no noticeable glitches or lost features.

While CrossOver for Mac works well for running some older Windows applications, those seeking to run complex games or several programs should seek a full Windows OS installation.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CrossOver for Mac 12.1.2.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 17.0

  • Application Support:
    • CrossOver now supports Microsoft Office 2016.
    • CrossOver now supports Quicken 2017.
  • Core Technology Improvements:
    • CrossOver 17 includes an updated Wine with thousands of improvements for Windows application compatibility.
    • The default compatibility mode has been changed from Windows XP to Windows 7.
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed a bug which prevented Microsoft Office 2010 from registering.
    • Fixed bugs which prevented Everquest and Everquest 2 from running.
    • Many improvements to Microsoft Office 2013 applications, including better support for drawing shapes, support for gradient brushes, and more.
    • Many Windows applications will run better on high dpi screens.

General

Publisher CodeWeavers
Publisher web site http://www.codeweavers.com/
Release Date December 07, 2017
Date Added December 07, 2017
Version 17.0

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Download Information

File Size 198.99MB
File Name crossover-17.0.0.zip

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Total Downloads 92,791
Downloads Last Week 0

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License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.95
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