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NR1224
March 31st, 2008, 07:31 PM
kinda wondering, what advantage could i gain from subscribing to Crossover that i currently don't possess with wine. I'm not trying to knock crossover, because I have heard its a good product, I am just not sure what i advantages there are. Are games easier to install?

phil90
March 31st, 2008, 07:47 PM
Hello

-Crossover has graphical installer for the windows applications/games

-Comes with Bottles (portable virtual Windows environments)? (which allow you to have like multiple drive without affect each other

-Seamlessly integrates with your desktop environment

-Is consistently tested against supported application set

-Comes with product support

http://www.codeweavers.com/products/differences/


Those are basically the differences that you will find

NR1224
March 31st, 2008, 08:04 PM
most importantly, is it worth 39.99?

phil90
March 31st, 2008, 08:05 PM
most importantly, is it worth 39.99?

That I would not know. It would definitely be worth it if there is a software you need that would run with it.

You can use the trial to see if it worth it.


http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxgames/download_trial/

GSZX1337
March 31st, 2008, 08:45 PM
Codeweavers is pretty much Wine's commercial division. Along with the features listed above, by purchasing a subscription to Crossover Office/Games, you are contributing to the development of Wine. Most of the Wine coders are employees for Codeweavers. You can also pledge towards apps you want supported or better compatibility.

arphaus
April 1st, 2008, 04:49 PM
So is CrossOver Games the bleeding edge of Wine development? Or just the most stable?

Either way, spending some money to support Wine sounds like a great idea to me.

phil90
April 1st, 2008, 04:57 PM
So is CrossOver Games the bleeding edge of Wine development? Or just the most stable?

Either way, spending some money to support Wine sounds like a great idea to me.


I guess lots of developments are done trough codeweaver so It is a way to be taking profit of those developments and to support Wine development , since they do contribute those development to Wine.


"To that end, we not only contribute all of our work on Wine back to the Wine project under a Free Software License, we also support many key Wine developers and many of the critical R&D initiatives that Wine needs in order to grow into the technology that it needs to be."
http://www.codeweavers.com/about/community/contributions/

arphaus
April 1st, 2008, 05:03 PM
Sounds like a good thing. And it's reasonably priced too :-)