updated 05:05 pm EDT, Mon October 2, 2006
CrossOver Beta update
CodeWeavers today released new public beta versions of its CrossOver software for both Mac and Linux systems. CrossOver Mac allows users to run Windows applications on Intel-based Macs as though they were native, and without the need to purchase a copy of Windows. The Mac update includes fixes to Internet Explorer, Outlook 2003, and numerous cases where programs would crash when launched. Other Mac-specific changes include dramatic performance improvements to startup time, bottle creation, and a few install processes. Additional CrossOver Mac Beta bug fixes relate to switching to full-screen mode, case-sensitive file systems, CPU detection, and more. CrossOver Mac Beta is available for free as part of a public test, but will be priced at $60 once the application is officially released. The company is accepting pre-orders for $40.