updated 06:00 pm EDT, Wed June 22, 2005
Windows apps for Mactels
CodeWeavers today said it would work to bring Windows application to the Intel-based Macs when they are released next year. The Windows-to-Linux software developer on Wednesday a major expansion of its software porting capabilities to include support for Windows-to-Macintosh conversion, which it said would significantly reduce the time and cost of developing Mac versions of Windows software. CodeWeavers currently develops and sells CrossOver and CrossOver Office productivity tools, which allow Windows applications to run natively on all popular flavors of Linux. The company says that over 100,000 Linux desktop users use CrossOver Office to run popular Windows applications. In addition to the software for end-users, developers can also use the CrossOver technology to more easily create versions of their Windows application for alternate operating systems, such as Linux and Mac OS X/Intel.