Update includes latest Wine 1.8 and new user interface
SAINT PAUL, Minn (December 8, 2015) — CodeWeavers, Inc., developer of CrossOver—the easiest, fastest way to run Windows software on Mac and Linux—announced today the release of CrossOver 15. With CrossOver 15, you can run thousands of Windows software titles, without the need for a Windows OS license.
CrossOver 15 incorporates the latest release of Wine, the open-source technology that allows Windows applications to be run on Unix. Wine 1.8 incorporates more than a year worth of improvements since the last major release of Wine. This includes better support for PulseAudio, better video decoding, improved OLE embedding, and many other improvements. The net effect is that CrossOver 15 users will be able to run many more Windows applications, with enhancements to their performance and graphics.
CrossOver 15 also contains notable improvements to its graphical user interface. The Mac GUI has been enhanced with a new tool for installing Windows software, improving and simplifying this process. This completes the overhaul of the Mac GUI that was begun with CrossOver 14. The Linux GUI has also been completely re-written to offer substantial improvements in simplicity, a more modern feel, and more congruency with the Mac GUI.
CrossOver 15 is immediately available at www.codeweavers.com.
Wondering if your favorite Windows software title will run under CrossOver? Visit www.codeweavers.com/compatibility to find out.
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers focuses on the development of Wine – the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company’s goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the United Kingdom and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, see www.codeweavers.com, or follow us on Twitter @CodeWeavers or Facebook.
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Jon Parshall, CodeWeavers