CodeWeavers Blogs

3 November 2016 by Jana SchmidJana Schmid

The Times Are a Changing

When did it hit me that the times were a changin’ at CodeWeavers corporate Headquarters (and no it wasn’t when Bob Dylan got awarded the Noble Peace Prize for Literature)? Maybe it was when we introduced CrossOver on a platform not in our sandbox – ANDROID. Or when we lost our COO of 14 years to a new career opportunity, or rearranged the office (everyone had to move offices and have a new office mate), or chalk painted furniture, or had an office pet for a day, or when the conference room moved, or the standard monthly company meeting date moved after 20 years in existence (revolution). AND we bribed attendance with bagels instead of donuts. Or was it when everyone went from a Linux or macOS to a Windows system?Just checking to see if you are still…

23 September 2016 by Jon ParshallJon Parshall

I've Enjoyed The Hell Out Of This Place!

Today feels incredibly weird. After fourteen lovely years here, today is my last day at CodeWeavers. I've accepted a senior management position at a non-profit up the street called College Possible , and I start next week. So this morning I sit in my now much emptier office, no artwork on the walls, most stuff already bagged up and taken home. I'm basically just waiting around for my goodbye lunch.I've enjoyed the hell out of this place. CodeWeavers has always been like family to me--a slightly broken, dysfunctional family, of course, but all of them basically good-hearted, and really, really smart. I've worked in big companies before. I've dealt with the politics, the hidden agendas, the turf wars, the nonsense. I've had none of that here. This place has…

7 September 2016 by James RameyJames Ramey

What Lies Ahead for CrossOver Android

The morning of August 25 started off like any other morning in beautiful Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota State Fair opened its gates to hundreds of thousands of its citizens all looking for Sweet Martha’s Cookies and pork chops on sticks. The weather was unseasonably cool at 73 degrees. And the Minnesota Twins would go on to lose their seventh straight game, this time to the Detroit Tigers, 8 – 5. But as is often the case, history takes place on days like these. Unbeknownst to much of the world, CodeWeavers released its Tech Preview of CrossOverAndroid.CrossOver Android is a utility that allows people to run some Windows applications on their Intel Android device or a select number of Intel based Chromebooks. That description in and of itself…

24 August 2016 by James RameyJames Ramey  

Get ‘Yer Chromebooks Ready! The CrossOver Android Preview Drops Tomorrow.

FINALLY!!!! We have arrived at the cusp of Androidism. It’s taken us two years, nine months, two weeks, and a day to get to this point in the process. At by this time tomorrow, CodeWeavers will release the Tech Preview of CrossOver Android to the select users who signed up for initial access. Over the past two years, nine months, two weeks and a day, the product has changed and changed and changed again all in the hopes of somehow being useful on Android devices. Think about this…When this development started, there were few, if any, Intel based phones. When this development started, there were no Intel based tablets. There was no X86 Android project. There were no Intel based laptops or clamshells. Our development team essentially built a solution…

Great Expectations for CrossOver Android

First of all, thank you to everyone that has written in asking to be part of the upcoming Technology Preview for CrossOver Android. Literally, thousands of people from around the globe have inquired about when this technology will be released and when they can start testing it for CodeWeavers. To that, I am very happy to announce that we have all intentions of releasing the Technology Preview of CrossOver Android before the end of August. While the actual release date is a surprise (to all of us), our developers have assured us that we’ll have *something* to give to our many Android enthusiasts before the end of this month. TO THAT POINT, I think I need to set some expectations for everyone that participates in our Technology Preview. Ramey’s Rules…

CrossOver for Android RUNS on ChromeBooks!

Sometimes, you find yourself staring at something you could never have imagined being possible based on its humble beginnings. The Wright Brothers pilot the airplane for 12 seconds; then, Neil Armstrong lands on the moon. The first microcomputer kit is made available in 1975; then, 120 million computers are sold in the world so far THIS YEAR! The Patterson–Gimlin video captures Big Foot on film in 1967; then, Big Foot stars in a series of beef jerky commercials. No one could ever have predicted that these initial events would lead into much bigger and better things. In 1996, CodeWeavers was started with the single goal of making Windows based applications run on Linux computers. It was the simple, honest, and noble goal of our founder, Jeremy…

The Marketing Blues

What’s giving marketing the blues this time of year when the sun is shining and the weather is sweet? Preliminary results of an A/B test we are running. Marketing is no stranger to unexpected A/B test results, like last year when our testing revealed that men don’t like buying softwarefrom women, in our blog post Selling Software, Sexist Google Data and what the actual Hell, Peopleelling Software, Sexist Google Data and what the actual Hell, People.Luckily, the current head scratching data that has been presented to us isn’t of the sexist kind. It’s of the “that’s impossible sort.” Obviously not impossible, because it’s happening, but I have zero rhyme or reason as to why two converting pages on our website, when graphically treated similarly…

The Future of Technology? A CrossOver Android Follow Up

No one knows what the future of technology holds for sure, but many people, myself included, have a strong inclination that the future of technology will be more mobile. It’s not much of a stretch to claim that mobile technology will overtake PCs. In fact, most pundits, like Gartner Research, claim that’s already happened, and IDC believes that by 2017 that 87% of all connected devices will be tablets and smartphones. Is the future now? Are we living in the post PC world? What is the future of technology?I think the future of technology is convergence. Convergence is different technological systems evolving toward performing the same or similar tasks. This means that instead of having a smartphone, a desktop computer, a laptop computer, and a tablet that…

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