CodeWeavers Blogs

27 March 2018 by Jeremy WhiteJeremy White

Sweet sixteen for CrossOver

On March 27th, 2002, we launched CrossOver Office 1.0.  That was a great day for us; it was when the 'modern' version of CodeWeavers was born, and when we were really able to start on our journey to bring Windows compatibility to Linux and Mac users. It was also a very fun day.  You see, I had started out with a business model that depended on Linux on the Desktop taking off, and that there would be a high demand by ISVs for software ports.  We would make our living by helping perform those ports using Wine.  Unfortunately for us, it turns out that Linux on the Desktop did *not* take off (we are still waiting for the year of the Linux Desktop), and so we were struggling.  In fact, we had used up our fiscal cushion, and our last…

Employee Spotlight — Andrew Eikum

He’s a Wine Developer who specializes in audio and video. He despises obligatory gift giving and waiting in lines. Podcasts, coffee and seeing diversity in the Twin Cities are small things that make his day better. If he had to give a 40-minute presentation on anything without any preparation it would be on Nintendo's home console business from the 1980s through the 1990s. The most fun way he has been injured is also the dumbest way he has been injured. Introducing Andrew Eikum—if he had to eat a worm he would Sautee it in butter with onion and garlic. Name: Andrew Eikum Birthplace: Saint Paul, MN Currently Lives: Saint Paul, MN In his own words: I've worked at CodeWeavers for nearly 9 years. I have an easy time remembering this: I changed…

4 March 2018 by Katie GraceKatie Grace

To GM's / DM's, With Love, Katie

For many of us, there is a feeling. A calling. This feeling can’t be dispelled by the pull of reality, but instead transports us to far away lands. The need to adventure thrums deep in our bones and calls us to incredible worlds of magic, science, monsters, dungeons, mystery, and adventure. The imaginary promise of grand tales, loot and impossible feats wet our appetite while the irresistible draw of an intricately woven story intrigues and captivates our imaginations. Some of us, though, go above and beyond this call. In our imaginary worlds, they are the Masters; they are shapers, stage setters, dungeon builders and dragon tamers. Carefully they place each detail for the perfect ambiance; each piece plays a role and it is the Game Master that carefully…

27 February 2018 by Josh DuBoisJosh DuBois  

Wine on Android: A Saturday Afternoon Diversion

Hello!  This is Josh DuBois, CrossOver product manager at CodeWeavers. For the past few years I've spent a lot of time working on our (still relatively) new Android version of CrossOver. Of course the core of CrossOver is Wine, which just had it's 3.0 release in January. Along with the Wine 3.0 release, Wine has begun hosting pre-built packages of Wine on Android, available for download from www.winehq.org. Despite all my time with CrossOver on Android, I have never once used "vanilla" Wine on Android before. Today that will change. It is a Saturday at 10:30 a.m. I'm sitting in the lobby of the Minneapolis Institute of Art with my Google Pixelbook. I'm lucky to have this place down the street from my house, and luckier still that they have…

Employee Spotlight — Introducing Vince Lund

As Senior Tech Support, he sits up upon the mezzanine, introduced the company to the Carolina Reaper Madness Chip and has the most eclectic lunchtime spreads. He hates marketing shenanigans, like answering surveys and writing about himself. His spirit animal is a rabbit, he would stay 25 forever and when asked if he could eliminate one thing from his daily schedule, he said driving. Congratulations to this month’s employee spotlight — Vince Lund, who has successfully taken public transportation for six weeks. Name: Vince Lund Title: Senior Tech Support Birthplace: MN Currently Lives: MN In his own words: [Intentionally left blank] What would you name your boat if you had one?The Pathfinder What’s the dumbest way you’ve been…

6 February 2018 by Jana SchmidJana Schmid  

What No One Will Tell You About CrossOver 17.1

We understand that the Windows Quicken version is far superior to the macOS version of Quicken. That’s why, just 63 days since we released our most powerful version of CrossOver yet — we unleash CrossOver 17.1. Now you can run the Windows version of Quicken 2018 on macOS with CrossOver! And that’s not all folks. This update also fixes some critical Microsoft Office 2016 installation and activation bugs. But wait, there’s more. If you were one of the few High Sierra users whose CrossOver stopped working on your macOS with the release of CrossOver 17 — first of all we are sorry! In CrossOver 17.1, this bug has been exterminated. If you have an active CrossOver 17 license and your subscription of CrossOver is expired and CrossOver 17…

28 January 2018 by Jeremy NewmanJeremy Newman

5 Pa$$word Best Practices — Tips and Tricks to Make Managing your Password Less Painful

In this day and age it is paramount to force yourself to adhere to strong password policies. Laziness and hubris would have us use the same easy to remember password everywhere, but don’t do it! It never ceases to amaze me how many people use passwords like: “password”, “1234”, or “qwerty”.  As the System Administrator of CodeWeavers, I’ve put together 5 password protection best practices. Never Reuse! Never EVER use the same password more than once. This one is critical. If one password is figured out, you reduce the potential damage by eliminating duplicates. Use a Password Database. When creating unique passwords everywhere, it becomes near impossible to keep track of all of them unless you have the mind of Sheldon Cooper.…

Employee Spotlight — Introducing V. Povirk

They sit up in the mezzanine with the ninjas, frequent Jimmy John’s for lunch, walk one mile to and from work, live alone in a studio apartment, has never owned a waterbed and untie their shoes before taking them off. They have never kept a New Year’s resolution and would rather live in the Arctic than a tropical island. It’s my pleasure to introduce to you the talented V. Povirk! Name: V. Povirk Title: Developer Birthplace: Pittsburgh Currently Lives: Saint Paul, MN In their own words: I've written code from a very young age, starting with BASIC on DOS and working based on a children's book from my school library. I remember writing a simple program down on paper and being very excited about how the computer would work through the…

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