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CrossOver Office 5.0

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CrossOver Office, the Windows API emulation framework for GNU/Linux, is finally at version 5.0 after some delay. While CrossOver has always been useful but never quite perfect, this new release is a breakthrough in Windows compatibility and GNU/Linux desktop integration. If you've been in "wait and see" mode with CrossOver Office, this is the release that should push you toward it.

Putting 5.0 to the test

Installation was as simple as running a shell script, which is retrieved from the CodeWeavers download server upon purchase. I was pleased to see that GNOME integration has greatly improved. Where version 4.2 refused to install the proper desktop icons and menu entries, 5.0 installed new program icons in all of the right places in GNOME 2.10.2 on Gentoo/AMD64.

Bugs and problems

Interview with Jon Parshall, COO of CodeWeavers

To get a better perspective on CrossOver Office, CodeWeavers, and the state of the market, I emailed some interview questions to Jon Parshall, Chief Operating Officer of CodeWeavers, Inc.

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