Do you like buying Windows® licenses? You do? Great. You do you. For the rest of humanity, CrossOver is the easiest way to run many Microsoft applications on your Mac without a clunky Windows emulator. (Seriously, have you tried emulators? Do you like how they run on your Mac?) CrossOver works differently. It's not an emulator. It does the work of translating Windows commands into Mac commands so that you can run Windows software as if it were designed native to Mac.
CrossOver works with all kinds of software - productivity software, utility programs, and games - all with one application.
Faster. Better experience. No license. Simple as that.
You are the noble of the noblest running Linux. You don't want the despair of running a Windows OS on your finely minted machine. You don't want to sell your soul for a Windows license or squander away your hard drive shekels running a virtual machine. Dual-boot? I think not! But the heart wants what the heart wants. Thousands of Windows games and programs to run on your favorite Linux distro (Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Debian, RHEL and oh so many more). Oh the conundrum.
CrossOver Linux doesn't have ye 'ole overhead of a Windows operating system or virtual machine, which means ye 'ole Windows apps will run at native speed, play games at full fps all while maintaining the Linux OS integration. Simply magic!
So you're a Chrome OS user, you say? You've taken the grand escape from a sluggish PC, but you want to use your Chromebook for more than email, social media and general internet. You want to run full featured Windows software. Impossible they said! Hold our beer. Introducing CrossOver Chrome OS! Run Windows programs that are not available in the Google Play store alongside mobile apps. Scrap remote sessions with multiple users. Run utility software like Quicken and Microsoft Office, or DirectX games, like Wizard101. And bonus: Games from your Steam library will run with CrossOver Chrome OS at native speeds. Roger that!
Performing an install of CrossOver on ChromeOS is a task we just know you can handle. Put your eyeballs to this pre-recorded live stream to get yourself in the know. If you want even more knowledge, use these links:
Seamlessly Integrates with Your Desktop Environment
Saves You Money
Can run Windows apps without Windows OS
Give Beyond Yourself
Contributions (and code) go back to Open Source Community
What Our Customers are Saying
Our customers are our biggest supporters. CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Linux have helped hundreds of thousands of people run Windows software on Mac and Linux worldwide. See what people who have actually purchased and used CrossOver think. They say great things. Have something nice to say about CrossOver, email us, we’d love to hear from you.
"I just wanted to say WOW! I found myself looking back to the desktop a couple of times to verify that I was indeed still running Linux!"
- Marty S.
"I was considering purchasing a copy of XP and Parallels for use with bootcamp in the Leopard OS. That was very costly and much too painful as a solution. I came across Crossover for Mac and installed it, and my work application worked like a charm!"
"I honestly want to thank you guys for the amazing software you've developed.
I own an iMac which I love dearly, only problem is that I've always had to use
bootcamp to play Guild Wars, which on Windows 7, does not work amazingly well,
especially considering the sound drivers had issues.
I just installed Guild Wars using CrossOver Games and it works amazingly, I did
my research and found tons of people complaining that the game didn't full
screen properly, that confused me since it went into full screen with no borders
or title bars or anything, the graphics look great and the connection works
We pride ourselves here at CodeWeavers for delivering what we feel is some of the friendliest, most knowledgeable technical support in the business. For all your CrossOver support needs, we offer a variety of help solutions.
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We're rebels. We're misfits. But mostly, we're software liberators. And we're very, very good at what we do. We have to be. Lots of developers work with open source, but only a tiny fraction of those are good enough to get software that was designed for one platform to work on another one. We invented CrossOver software - a unique approach to cross-platform compatibility that does not require dual-boot or another OS license. We launched PortJump to help app and game developers broaden their market beyond Windows® users. And we launched ExecMode to help organizations solve really ugly technical challenges.