CrossOver 9.1 built on Wine 1.2 released
Following a recent beta for its existing customers, CodeWeavers has released version 9.1 of its CrossOver products for Linux and Mac OS X, all of which are based on the latest stable release of Wine. Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is free open source software that allows users to run Windows applications on Linux and Unix by providing its own native replacements for Windows DLLs.
The latest versions of the company's CrossOver products – CrossOver Mac, CrossOver Games and CrossOver Linux – are based on version 1.2 of Wine from mid-July and feature support for 64-bit Windows applications on x86-64 processors, improved standard dialogues, new graphics based on the Tango standard and enhanced Direct3D support. Other changes include the addition of support for various games, such as StarCraft II and Star Trek Online, as well as improvements to Quicken 2010 Microsoft Office 2003/2007 support, and a number of fixes for other applications.
More details about the releases can be found in the company's official press release. Trial versions are available and existing customers can download the update by logging into their account. The standard version of the CrossOver products cost £25.99, while the professional version, which includes enterprise features and enhanced support, is available for £44.99.
CodeWeavers is the largest corporate sponsor of the Wine Project and shares its own code updates with the Project.
- Wine 1.2 adds support for 64-bit applications, a report from The H.