updated 02:55 pm EDT, Fri April 17, 2009
CrossOver 8.0.0 beta 1
Codeweavers has published an initial public beta for CrossOver 8.0.0, an upcoming release of its virtualization software. Users are able to install and run a number of Windows applications from within Mac OS X, eliminating the need to dual-boot a system or confine Windows software to a single window. Selecting a Windows-only file in Finder triggers the appropriate program automatically.
In moving out of alpha, the beta 1 release has had several issues addressed in regards to Internet Explorer 7. Installation of the browser has been simplified, and the browser should now be more stable, including when browsing MLS websites. Photoshop CS2 is now said to behave "usefully," while Outlook has been scrubbed of an inactivity hang and a Print Preview crash. People interested in the beta must sign up at the Codeweavers website.