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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac by Joe Kissell

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CrossOver

A company called CodeWeavers has developed CrossOver (http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/, $39.95 for the Standard version or $69.95 for the Professional version), a program that aims to improve on Darwine by making it user-friendly enough for ordinary people, greatly simplifying the process of installing and using Windows applications.

Having tried recent versions of both Darwine and CrossOver, I can confirm that CrossOver is much easier to use; I actually managed to get Internet Explorer 6 for Windows running on my Mac in less than 15 minutes and without losing any hair.

That said, I'm not terribly sanguine about CrossOver as a general solution, for these reasons:

  • CrossOver currently offers official support for only a tiny number ...

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