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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…

4 May 2017 by Jana SchmidJana Schmid

Is your company getting its slice of the Billion $ macOS market?

If you’re the leader of a software development company who's engineered a successful, Windows-based application, you may have considered porting it to macOS. After all, if you could access a new and lucrative market, your company's sales and profitability should increase, and it could measurably accelerate the growth of your business. Seems simple and appealing enough. But experienced executives know that if something seems simple, it probably warrants closer examination. Since your company is probably an order of magnitude smaller than Oracle, when you decide to pursue a new market, the money for that venture usually comes out of your own pocket. You're presumably comfortable taking risks, but those risks need to be measured. You want a reasonably…

25 April 2017 by Jana SchmidJana Schmid

6 Reasons (1 bad) Why You Should Renew CrossOver

So you got your CrossOver renewal notice. Big whoop-de-do. You have 14 days to renew and you’re smart enough to know that even if your CrossOver subscription is expired, CrossOver will continue to work. You know that you will not be able to get updates or support. But, hey, you don’t need that anyway because your Windows software is running as smooth as silk. What you need is five good reasons and one not so good reason to entice you to reach into your wallet, grab your credit card and renew CrossOver today. Well here you go! If you renew within two weeks of your CrossOver subscription expiring, you save 50% off a new one-year subscription.You get a complimentary phone support incident. That means, you can call our support staff one-time, free of…

13 April 2017 by Jana SchmidJana Schmid

To Install or Not Install Windows On A Mac

Are you looking to run Windows apps on your Mac computer? You bought a Mac because of the design and functionality, but there is no native Mac version of your favorite PC game or productivity app. So do you install the latest Windows 10 on your macOS so you can use that one app?  You know you don’t want to have to use a second computer for a single program and there’s no way you’re switching to a PC full-time. In this article I weigh out your options for running your Windows apps on a Mac. We get this question often. At least once or twice a week. Usually a snarky social media comment, but nonetheless we get it. Why would anyone need Windows on a Mac? Well because there's: No Mac version of the softwareBetter games for WindowsAccess to…

10 April 2017 by Jana SchmidJana Schmid

Voting for The Wine Project Sticker is Now Open

Everyone knows the internet is the friendliest place on earth.  Cue Rrrrrrpppppp.  Record scratch. So when the honor of creating a WINE sticker for the Wine development community flew across my desk, you can imagine my pure delight. Cue Om shanti shanti om. Sarcasm. Not only was it decided that I would design the sticker (versus sending it to a graphic design shop), but it was also decided that I would wear these stickers on my sleeve and give the Wine Community, the CodeWeavers Community and anyone with a computer a vote as to which one they would like to represent the Wine Project. #blessed Now you are probably wondering why I am whining (no pun intended), why I begged and pleaded and bribed the owner and CEO of CodeWeavers to hire a…

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