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Old 10-29-2002, 02:39 AM   #1
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Has anyone used Crossover?


Anyone tried it? I really hate non-GNU products, but this one looks cool...it would be great to be able to use Office 2K and not have to reboot. That way the only occasional foray into windows would be for games.

BTW is there anywhere that one can download a trial version of this program, or the source? I want to try it before I consider buying it.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 12:17 PM   #2
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please guys, here in SA $50 is a lot of cash, so I really want some feedback from ppl I cabn trust (i.e. you lot) before i spend my hard earned money....
 
Old 10-29-2002, 02:13 PM   #3
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Just in case Boris (Neo77777) doesn't see this, you might want to email him. I know he's used it.

Also, yes, I have heard and read that there is a "try it before you buy it" version. It's supposedly plagued with ads to support the starving developers, but I did hear there is one, just have to find it.

Cool
 
Old 10-29-2002, 02:49 PM   #4
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Thanks...I hope that he sees it, otherwise I will PM him. Now if I could only find that trial version.....
 
Old 10-29-2002, 03:07 PM   #5
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"Just in case Boris (Neo77777) doesn't see this, you might want to email him. I know he's used it."

While he may gladly recieve and reply to your mail, you should generally never send emails to members unless they specifically say you can. A matter of courtesy if nothing else.
 
Old 10-29-2002, 03:20 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by acid_kewpie
"Just in case Boris (Neo77777) doesn't see this, you might want to email him. I know he's used it."

While he may gladly recieve and reply to your mail, you should generally never send emails to members unless they specifically say you can. A matter of courtesy if nothing else.
Hence I said I will PM him....
 
Old 10-29-2002, 03:29 PM   #7
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I've used the trial version.... It should be pretty easy to find from their site. I didn't end up buying it, not all of the stuff worked correctly.

I wouldn't have really minded paying the $25 dollars though, I mean I've never actually paid for anything that I've used w/ linux, and it seems like these guys are working pretty hard (on crossover & wine) to make linux more compatable w/ the all of the propriatary applications out there.
 
Old 10-30-2002, 08:27 PM   #8
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Thumbs up crossoffice

I bought crossoffice about a month ago. It is the real deal!
I highly remommend it. I have able to get applications that would otherwize not install w/o their version of wine to run.
I've even been able to get Kazaa to install and run. It's really strange to see Internet Explorer and Microsofts Outbreak run under Linux. I was actually able to get a 130M Powerpoint file to open up!
 
Old 10-30-2002, 08:47 PM   #9
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I am here, crossover is pretty stable, I used to have troubles with earlier versions of their plugin for web browsers, but since 1.1.1 came out none of the problems at all, well I paid once for it, and I am getting free upgrades ever since, now to the office plugin, unfortunately I haven't used it yet (have no real need right now), but with the software design from codeweavers I am pretty sure it is worth of having under your belt. Now let me check my e-mail, I'll be out of DSL line - ISP switch finally - so you won't see me here often (browsing with 56k is no fun).
P.S. It's OK to send me e-mails, I'll reply

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