CodeWeavers Blogs

Employee Spotlight — Ulrich Czekalla

He manages development resources at CodeWeavers with his turtle spirit animal as his co-pilot.  He could give a 40-minute presentation on the challenges of an off-grid cabin in winter, with absolutely no preparation; he will never buy two cats and a dog again. He’s a morning person, whose favorite day on the calendar is Boxing Day and least favorite sport to watch is darts. He may have seen a ghost, has never owned a waterbed and his dream car is a Google self-driving car. If you are looking for a suduko player, he’s your man, if you are looking for a karaoke partner he’s not your man. Introducing our talented Canadian Director of Development—Ulrich Czekalla. In his own words: I grew up in Toronto, Canada. I got my first computer in…

Celebrate good times, come on (Let's celebrate)

This May, CodeWeavers will celebrate its 22nd Birthday! That's right folks, we've been around for 22 years. It's time to celebrate! We will be taking the month to share with you an abundance of special offers (sign up here to stay in the know), a glance at the different facets of our corporate culture, fun facts a CrossOver macOS and Linux release and maybe a cake (who am I kidding, of course there will be cake). So stay tuned, you never know what might pop up this month. It's gonna be fun! So bring your good times and your laughter tooWe gonna celebrate your party with you Come on now! Some companies celebrate employee milestones with cupcakes, some get a special parking spot, some might get lunch with the boss, some might be blessed with…

Employee Spotlight — Sergio Andrés Gómez Del Real

He saw snow for the first time when he visited Minnesota in March of 2018, he has a bachelor degree in mathematics and once dreamed of becoming a professional footballer (what we here in the states call soccer). Although he loves dogs (he has two Labradors), a test once told him that his spirit animal is an owl. Surprisingly, when asked if he would rather go to a tropic island or the Arctic, he chose the Arctic. His favorite philosopher is Immanuel Kant and on his to-do list is becoming a vegetarian. Introducing our only developer from Colombia —  Sergio Andrés Gómez Del Real. Name: Sergio Andrés Gómez Del Real Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia Currently Lives: Barranquilla, Colombia In his own words: I studied mathematics and…

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…

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…

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…

O CrossOver 17 — How Lovely is Your Microsoft Office 2016

For 11 months and 23 days (but who is counting) development has been dangling a carrot in front of marketing. After the release of CrossOver 16, 358 days ago, the company decided to make running the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2016 on macOS and Linux priority numero uno (sorry I just got back from Mexico). There have been challenges, like the explosion of CrossOver on Chrome OS and missed release dates (I am talking about you, June missed release date) and the allocation of company resources. Apparently we have mined all the Wine developers on the planet (if we haven’t mined you contact us). And unkempt promises (I'm looking at you activation codes), and fake news (it works, Jana!) and my complicity (this goes all the way to the top — what…

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