Codeweavers releases beta of Windows compatibility software for Apple Mac OS X

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Yesterday codeweavers announced a beta release of their Crossover Office product geared towards Apple Mac OS X users. The software will allow certain windows applications to run on top of Apple’s operating system. They’re of course, seeking feedback and suggestions for what direction to take the project. This is based on the wine project, codeweavers […]

Konqueror 3.5 not recognizing JPG’s

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

I noticed this evening that I wasn’t getting the usual thumbnails of jpg images in Konqueror (KDE’s file browser.) On investigation, there were error messages like this…. konqueror: WARNING: Pixmap not found for mimetype application/x-crossover-jpg being given. So, I looked in my home directory’s kde folder (.kde) and deeper in .kde/share/mimelnk/application There, I found a […]

Now we know what’s taking Crossover Office 6 so long…

Monday, July 10th, 2006

I just read that Codeweavers has managed to get World of Warcraft working in Crossover Office in their development builds it should be possible. Of course, it’s been possible for some time to run it via Transgaming’s Cedaga. But codeweavers seems to be working on it in their Crossover product as well and are “testing […]

Codeweavers fixes WMF vulnerability in Crossover Office

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

There has been a bugfix release to Crossover Office, released by Codeweavers. Crossover Office is an offshoot of the Wine project, which is a windows compatibility suite for Linux, to allow Windows applications to run under modern Linux operating systems. It was found recently that wine suffered from the WMF vulnerability just the same as […]

Running Windows Applications in Linux another look at Wine

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Recently I did a post on the release of version 5 of Crossover Office which is a commercially supported variation of the wine project. In fact, it’s very similar, the only exceptions I know of are the neater installer for software and paid support. Anyway, I’ve got a project I’ve been working on that I’ve […]

New wine and new bottles this month for linux users to run windows applications

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Well, one of the big items in the last span in linux news has been related to WINE… (Wine Is Not an Emulator). WINE of course in the context of linux is a layer of compatibility to allow Windows applications to run under linux without a virtual machine such as vmware or one of the […]

Considerate Computing

Monday, July 18th, 2005

This may cover a fair amount of ground, but here goes…. Today I was looking at a system to see just what software was in use, evaluating the possibility of linux as a replacement. Office, of course was a must (at least the ability to read .doc and .xls files.) This is something that can […]