Run Windows applications on your Mac without a Microsoft Windows license.
No rebooting, no switching to a virtual machine and no Windows operating license required
Compatible with Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion
Includes 12 months of free support and upgrades
CrossOver Mac 12 allows you to install many popular Windows applications and PC games on your Mac. It's easy, affordable, and best of all, there's no Windows license required. Your Windows applications and games integrate seamlessly on your computer; just click and run.
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac OS X
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Terrible upgrade policy. Updates cost you an ongoing support license. I have no problem with that. They were up front about that and I knew it during the purchase.
However the program checks for updates automatically and anytime there is a new version WITHOUT WARNING YOU THAT YOU WILL LOSE YOUR LICENSED COPY. Yes that is right, if you forget and click to apply the update it will download and install and without warning wipe out your licensed version and put you back in a 14 day trial. You have to go and PAY FOR IT AGAIN!!!
This is equivalent to ransom ware. (charging you money to get your files back) Terrible practice.
If this happens to anyone check your trash folder on your mac. The old copy is there and thankfully you can get it back. (no warning about that in the update installer either!) Just delete the "trial" version they sneakily put in it's place and copy your old version back to your applications folder.
CrossOver is based on the Open Source Wine technology. CodeWeavers is the primary backer of the Wine project. By purchasing CrossOver you are helping support the continued evolution of Wine.
Why is Wine important? Wine is basically a re-implementation of Windows itself. There is no emulation involved. Think of it more as a translator that executes Windows binaries and allows them to run on a different OS. This is the reason why it still requires an Intel processor. Windows is not required unlike VMWare or Parallels.
As you could imagine, this is much more difficult than straight emulation. The Wine developers have done all of this without seeing any of the Windows source code. This does mean that Wine is not perfect and has bugs, much like Windows itself. Wine is still very much a work in progress. This must be taken into account whenever evaluating this software.
Still, when it works, it works very well. The experience of seeing your favorite Windows...
Very disappointed with Quicken Essentials for Mac (just got a Mac mini). I decided to get CrossOver so I could run Quicken Premier for PC. Looked into other options for running PC-based software but didn't want to have to buy Windows; CrossOver seemed like a cost effective choice. No problems with installation and Quicken Premier is running smoothly (there is a delay for a few seconds while things load up but no obvious delays while using Quicken). Had to convert and import my old Quicken files from my prehistoric G4 but everything came over as advertised. Will have to spend some time correcting labeling and classification errors but all the data seems to be there. Am thinking about running Word with CrossOver but am concerned this could slow things down...
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