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New to all this. Thinking of migrating from XP-Pro to Ubuntu.
I have no idea what the CrossOver stuff looks like or works, but I'm wedded to Windows Office 2003, and Eudora 7.xx as well as other apps. I'm just getting acquainted with the Ubuntu desktop. Currently, as a home user, I and my wife have identical XP-Pro SP3 setups that I fully understand how to tweak. Not so Ubuntu yet. Question: can I download the Crossover .exe file to my XP system without installing anything, and later move the .exe to my Linux Ubuntu laptop (lacks an optical drive) via a USB thumb drive? If so where do I put the .exe file?
No, you cannot run Crossover -in- Windows ; it is not win32 binary.
You could run Crossover *on* Windows via use of an emulator (vmware
or such with Ubuntu installed into it, and Crossover installed into
that), but that's as close as you'll get.
Posted 2011-01-28 07:52
1st - crossover is *not* an EXE file, so it won't work under M$win.
remember - it's a replacement for M$win, that enables you to run
an ever - increasing amount of apps that only run under M$win.
2nd - you will need to dual_boot that Ubuntu along side of your existing M$win O/S.
then using IMPERSONATOR - run those M$win apps that you need to use.
hopefully if all goes well, you may later wish to erase the M$ from your PC,
& only run CX under linux <ubuntu>
then, and only then, will you be truly free from most of the woes that comes with the M$win.
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