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Old 10-24-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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Crossover Office alternatives.


There are a couple of programs that I would like to run on linux that are dos or windows based. Crossover office runs most of them but ReplayRadio, Final Draft, and Nesticle, as well as a few others don't run under it. Other than win4lin (just because it kind of defeats the purpos of running linux) are there any alternatives?
 
Old 10-24-2005, 09:26 AM   #2
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There's VMWare:
http://www.vmware.com/

You're basically running windows in a virtual machine. It's more resource intensive than crossover and win4lin. It also costs $199. I believe you can try it for free for 30 days.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 12:35 PM   #3
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I'd try wine. I have had alot of success running old programs (dos, early windows) programs with wine. It is also free and opensource, so it's nice.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 12:41 PM   #4
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Crossover comes from Wine so all of the same support should mostly be in there anyway - it will just need a bit of tweaking. Some of the new code may not have made it back into the main tree yet as the Wine tree is frozen for the 0.9 beta launch (which is planned for tommorow). It may be worth waiting till 0.9 comes out - I beleive that a lot of bugfixing has been carried out on it (something which doesn't seem to happen that much in the Wine tree normally due to it always having been in alpha).
 
Old 10-24-2005, 12:44 PM   #5
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Originally posted by Orkie
Crossover comes from Wine so all of the same support should mostly be in there anyway
so does cedega/winex come from wine, but i find that some programs run MUCH better in wine then cedega (especially old applications without 3d and fancy new things). Even though they may be based on each other it might be worth a shot testing it out with different applications. And if it doesnt work "out of the box" there are many wine tweaking sites out there.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 03:41 PM   #6
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cedega has a focus set on gaming and directx type of applications. therefore, wine may be a proper answer in some cases.

winex
wine
cedega
crossover
vmware
win4lin

http://www.computerworld.com/softwar...,69849,00.html
 
Old 10-25-2005, 03:31 AM   #7
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Cedega is based upon a very old version of Wine from back when it was under the BSD license (they did this so they they didn't have to give anything back to the community). So the main Wine tree is more up to date and a lot of work has been going on in there recently on better DirectX support.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 07:46 PM   #8
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qemu

Let me resurrect your thread, since I stumbled upon it.

There is QEMU, which is free and the kqemu accelerator.

This emulates the CPU, then you install Windows, then
you install and run _any_ Windows software.
 
  


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