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Welly Wu
October 29th, 2012, 04:22 PM
http://flock.codeweavers.com/

Codeweavers is giving away CrossOver for Linux for FREE this Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 for 24 hours. You get 12 months of support for free too. I have a two year subscription that cost me $90 USD. I use this free libre open source software application to install, configure, and run Microsoft Windows software applications. It's much easier than WINE. It's based upon WINE as a matter of fact.

Try it for free!

Welly Wu
October 29th, 2012, 05:08 PM
Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux allows you to install, configure, and run select Microsoft Windows software application native on GNU/Linux. It is based on WINE, but it has a useful graphical user interface to make things much easier to install and run Microsoft Windows software applications on GNU/Linux. It's easy to use and it comes with tons of pre-built bottles so that installation and execution are simple and easy. You don't need to figure out anything on your own.

Run Windows on Mac and Linux, easily and affordably (http://www.codeweavers.com)

This website will tell you more information about specific Microsoft Windows software applications including details and tips and tricks to make it work properly. It will also tell you what is compatible and it will tell you the medal award rating for each one. It's a gold mine of information and data.

Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux adheres to FLOSS. Rest assured that every purchase generates 50 percent of code given to the WINE project so all *NIX users will benefit. Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux gives you early access to new Microsoft Windows software applications especially PC games. That's the key difference. It makes it easy to install and run Windows software applications.

sffvba[e0rt
October 29th, 2012, 05:10 PM
This is a good deal for those that need to run Windows applications and want to do it the easiest way possible.

I also have a subscription and feel it is well worth every cent.


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Welly Wu
October 29th, 2012, 05:14 PM
I can install and run the following Microsoft Windows software applications using Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux 32 bit on OpenSuSE 64 bit Tumbleweed version 11.2.1:

TweetDeck
Amazon Kindle for PC
Google Picasa 3.9.x
Microsoft Office 2010 32 bit Professional Plus SP-1
Valve Corporation's Steam Client for Windows including Sid Meier's Civilization V with additional DLCs, Portal, and Sniper Elite PC games
Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2011 and 2012

I need Intuit Quicken Deluxe 2011 or 2012 and I need Amazon Kindle for PC to work. Microsoft Office 2010 32 bit is just pure gravy for me. I rarely play PC games, but it is nice to be able to play Civilization V, Portal, and Sniper Elite. I might purchase more PC games to play in the future.

Welly Wu
October 29th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Remember, Codeweavers is giving away CrossOver for Linux and Apple Macintosh OS X for free on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 from 00:00 - 23:59 CST (-6 GMT). You have 24 hours to get it for free with 12 months of free support to troubleshoot specific technical issues. This is a $59.99 USD value for free. No strings attached except you only have October 31st, 2012 to get it for free with 12 months of free support.

Don't miss out on this opportunity. It only comes once every four years.

I already purchased a two year subscription, but I told my best friend who uses Ubuntu 12.04.1 64 bit LTS about this special deal and I hope that he will take advantage of it.

Don't be fool and ignore this special opportunity. Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux makes it dead simple and easy to install, configure, update, and run Microsoft Windows software applications native in GNU/Linux or Apple Macintosh OS X. You get it for free with 12 months of free support.

sffvba[e0rt
October 29th, 2012, 05:19 PM
Please stop bumping this thread so much... once every 24 hours (and I am full aware this special is just for one day...)


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neu5eeCh
October 29th, 2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks for the notice. I, for one, was not aware of this until you posted this. I've already notified a small business who bought some used Linux laptops (unaware that they couldn't run MS apps).

The only application I would like to use is WordPerfect. For free, I'm willing to try it and work with it. If it works, I'll consider subscribing when the year is up.

blackbird34
October 29th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Please stop bumping this thread so much... once every 24 hours (and I am full aware this special is just for one day...)


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A little case of over-enthusiasm and linux-loving logorrhea :D

Thanks for the heads up!

KiwiNZ
October 29th, 2012, 07:58 PM
I have never liked emulators and programs like Crossover they are messy and generally perform well below par. If you need to use Windows Apps use them on Windows.

sffvba[e0rt
October 29th, 2012, 08:00 PM
I have never liked emulators and programs like Crossover they are messy and generally perform well below par. If you need to use Windows Apps use them on Windows.

The software rated as Gold with Crossover work very well...


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KiwiNZ
October 29th, 2012, 08:04 PM
In my experience they work but still well below how they work natively.

Sector 7
October 29th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Wow this is awesome. I was planning on buying this in the next couple weeks anyway. Looks like I'm going to luck out.

Quick question, it says support for 12 months. I would still get to keep the software for life, right?

Thank you for sharing.

sffvba[e0rt
October 29th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Wow this is awesome. I was planning on buying this in the next couple weeks anyway. Looks like I'm going to luck out.

Quick question, it says support for 12 months. I would still get to keep the software for life, right?

Thank you for sharing.

Yup, but they do have versions so it may happen that a specific piece of software will work or will work better with a new version that you will then have to purchase again. The 12 months means you get all the updates and newer versions for the year.


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cbennett926
October 29th, 2012, 09:23 PM
I want to use Microsoft Outlook, does this work well?

sffvba[e0rt
October 29th, 2012, 09:26 PM
I want to use Microsoft Outlook, does this work well?

Do a search at the top of this page to see what works etc. - http://www.codeweavers.com/ (or even better - http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/search )


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RLDr
October 29th, 2012, 10:08 PM
Thanks for the great news.:)
I'll try to collect it in specified timing.

Welly Wu
October 29th, 2012, 10:18 PM
For existing Codeweavers customers, you get an additional 12 month extension to your current support entitlement for free if you visit http://flock.codeweavers.com on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 and you follow the instructions. You get the latest version for Linux and Apple Macintosh OS X for free and you get an additional 12 months of support extension added on for free too.

Sector 7
October 30th, 2012, 02:24 AM
Yup, but they do have versions so it may happen that a specific piece of software will work or will work better with a new version that you will then have to purchase again. The 12 months means you get all the updates and newer versions for the year.


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Awesome. Thanks.

stalkingwolf
October 30th, 2012, 01:41 PM
They do this on a regular basis. The last time i got it was a lame duck year.
As i have pretty much stopped using windose soft ware i havent used crossover in a long while.

forrestcupp
October 30th, 2012, 03:04 PM
Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. And I got a good laugh out of the hundred posts announcing this. :)


I have never liked emulators and programs like Crossover they are messy and generally perform well below par. If you need to use Windows Apps use them on Windows.
I can't speak for Crossover, but with Wine, it's hit and miss. Sometimes, what you're saying is true, but I've had some things run very well. I was pretty impressed with how well Office 2007 works in Wine.

About just using them in Windows, sometimes people don't want to have to reboot every time they want to use one or two apps, and boot back to Linux when they're done. If someone really likes Linux and their necessary apps work fine with Wine, there's no reason to have to do that. I appreciate all the work of the Wine devs and how they've made this possible for us with a lot of apps.

Edit: And for the record, Crossover is not just an easier version of Wine. It is based on Wine, but it is heavily modified with compatibility patches.

zombifier25
October 30th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Dear Flock The Vote Participant;

Thank you for pledging to vote in the upcoming 2012 election. It turns out that our sysadmin secretly reprogrammed the pledge page algorithm to divert pledges into the bit bucket. Apparently, he didn’t want to melt our servers again, like we did 2008. So, when our CEO, Jeremy White, found out what was going on, he unilaterally launched the Software Giveaway doomsday device, locked the server room, and then ran screaming… watch what happened then at:
http://www.codeweavers.com/videos/flock2012end
None of us can find the keys to the server room. Which means that the Software Giveaway is on, whether we like it or not. That’s right: CrossOver. Absolutely FREE. For 24 hours. Here are the details:

What: Get your FREE copy of CrossOver, with 12 months support!
When: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 00:00 - 23:59, CST (+6GMT)
Where: http://flock.codeweavers.com
Who: FREE to anyone on the planet

Thanks again for participating in our promotion, no matter what it ends up doing to our servers. And good luck in the elections, whoever you vote for.

Best Wishes,

The CodeWeavers Crew

You must watch that video. DO IT NAO

sffvba[e0rt
October 30th, 2012, 04:49 PM
:)


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Statia
October 31st, 2012, 09:17 AM
I just downloaded and installed it. Website was very responsive, it must help I'm in a different timezone!
Does anyone have a suggestion for a demo for a Windows game that I could download and try with Crossover?
(Nothing too taxing for my graphics card: Nvidia GT430. RAM and CPU plenty)

Statia
October 31st, 2012, 10:34 AM
Disappointed so far.
Tried four applications:

IE 7, officially supported. Does not run, known issue:

http://www.codeweavers.com/support/tickets/browse/?ticket_id=887269

IE 8, community supported, does not run.

Photo album application, not officially supported, does not run.

Suunto Dive Manager. After running the installer, the "Windows Applications" menu entry has disappeared from the KDE menu.
Installed again, menu entry is back. Program does not run.

I am glad I did not have to spend money on this, or I would be asking for a refund by now. I'll just stick to VirtualBox.

Lyfang
October 31st, 2012, 11:32 AM
Thanks CodeWeavers for the full version! Even translated into Swedish. Pressing Register and unlock this demo:
Denna installation av CrossOver Linux har redan registrerats av:
CodeWeavers Flock the Vote Giveaway
Den har full funktionalitet. Tack fr ditt std!

vibaviattigala
October 31st, 2012, 12:21 PM
i read a omg ubuntu news said that CrossOver for Linux Free for Today Only

i wonder is that some kind of wine .says 24 hours only free i wonder why suddently

TenPlus1
October 31st, 2012, 12:38 PM
CrossOver uses Wine and a lot of application/game settings that have been tweaked to run your Windows apps/games a lot better than using Wine alone... it also comes with some new features like bottles to save certain presets and settings in it's own space...

Uncle Spellbinder
October 31st, 2012, 12:46 PM
With so much testing and installing of any given distro, I wonder if this can be installed again if a reinstall of an OS is necessary?

Lyfang
October 31st, 2012, 12:52 PM
i read a omg ubuntu news said that CrossOver for Linux’ – Free for Today Only

i wonder is that some kind of wine .says 24 hours only free i wonder why suddently
See also: FREE Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux: 10/31/2012 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2077789)

UPDATE: Note that threads merged. Original topic "CrossOver for Linux"(?)

Sidner
October 31st, 2012, 01:17 PM
It was a way of getting people to say they were going to vote in the US elections that failed, but they kept the "freeness" of crossover all the same. It's free for 12 months.

howefield
October 31st, 2012, 01:24 PM
Threads merged.

howefield
October 31st, 2012, 01:27 PM
...failed,..

Rather harsh, I'd say it is ore likely a successful marketing ploy.

Not the first time this product has been marketed in this way, so it probably works :)

Kudos to them.

Welly Wu
October 31st, 2012, 05:18 PM
Hurricane Sandy knocked out power in my home town late Monday night so I am using my father's T-Mobile 4G smart phone to connect to the Internet to do the basics right now. I registered on the Flock the Vote website and they said that they will create a registration for me and send me an e-mail message so that I can get the free 12 month support entitlement. I plan to take advantage of that right away. That will mean that I will have 3 years of support entitlement.

I use Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux 32 bit version 11.2.1 quite heavily. I just added Spotify to my list of Microsoft Windows software applications and it works most of the time without too many problems.

This is magical technology that makes it quite bearable for people like myself that switched to OpenSuSE 64 bit Tumbleweed GNU/Linux full-time, but still need to install and run Microsoft Windows software applications native without rebooting the PC too often.

|{urse
October 31st, 2012, 05:38 PM
<merged>
Title pretty much covers it. Go grab yours before midnight, Halloween.

flock.codeweavers.com
</merged>

|{urse
October 31st, 2012, 06:07 PM
I've always had a better experience with Crossover than with the standard Wine. This is a pretty sweet deal, so far as whether the is gimmick is successful or not.. well we are talking about their product here, aren't we?

Welly Wu
October 31st, 2012, 06:37 PM
http://sandy.codeweavers.com/

For those of you affected by Hurricane Sandy like myself and have no utilities working, Codeweavers has a special website with an extended offer linked above. This means that if you are affected by Hurricane Sandy and you can't get to the Internet to claim your free Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux or Apple Macintosh OS X today on October 31st, 2012, then you have another extended opportunity to do so on Thursday, November 1st, 2012. They will keep this offer going until everybody that is affected by Hurricane Sandy is back up and running with full utilities so they can take advantage of this great opportunity.

jfmd
October 31st, 2012, 10:27 PM
Thanks posting this up, I would have never known about it otherwise, installed office 2007 works great!

Eggnog
October 31st, 2012, 10:31 PM
I downloaded it and installed Quicken 2010, which went flawlessly. It looks and acts just like it does in Win 7. I'm going to try it with a coupld more apps.

Now to my question: If I decide to buy at, or before, the end of the year of support can I use it on both my machines or is it just licensed to one machine?

buddyboy8
October 31st, 2012, 10:34 PM
Please post the version number of the software given for this offer, it should be within the filename of the file you downloaded. It would be nice if someone would post some md5sums thanks.

swsojourner
October 31st, 2012, 10:57 PM
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/10/run-windows-apps-in-ubuntu-with-crossover-for-linux-free-for-today-only

http://flock.codeweavers.com/

Statia
October 31st, 2012, 11:12 PM
I just added Spotify to my list of Microsoft Windows software applications and it works most of the time without too many problems.


You do know there is a Linux version of Spotify Premium?
(No Spotify Free, they haven't figured out how to get the advertisements on Linux.
I'm lucky, I get Premium for free for one year from my ISP, without the need to have a Facebook account, because my ISP actually cares about choice and privacy)

buddyboy8
October 31st, 2012, 11:14 PM
Neither link provides what I'm looking for, without signing up at their site. I'm interested in the version number, determined by the filenames and md5sums for the files from the announced free offer.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/10/run-windows-apps-in-ubuntu-with-crossover-for-linux-free-for-today-only

http://flock.codeweavers.com/

swsojourner
October 31st, 2012, 11:16 PM
installing e-sword on a stock Ubuntu Christian Edition turned out to be a little complicated. :) First, you need to open /etc/dansguardian/lists/bannedextensionlist and uncomment everything not just the .exe extension, as CrossOver won't install Esword. Of course, you can't download E-Sword to start with, if you don't uncomment the .exe extension.

Then, finally, once installed, to start the application apt-get install libjpeg62

http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=1459;forum=1;msg=125506

Whew!

KN

jockyburns
October 31st, 2012, 11:27 PM
Neither link provides what I'm looking for, without signing up at their site. I'm interested in the version number, determined by the filenames and md5sums for the files from the announced free offer.

When you sign up, you also get 1yrs free support. It's free, so why the reticence in giving your email address? If your privacy means that much to you, create a gmail account.

buddyboy8
October 31st, 2012, 11:44 PM
For the third time, I'd appreciate knowing the version number of the files and if anyone has the time, md5sums. I am on a public network with javascript disabled and their sign in page appears to require it, so it is impossible for me to sign up with them at this time. Please. It doesn't take more than a few moments to check and report the file names, and post md5sums. Thank you. A gmail account would not offer me privacy, and no matter what email I have, the page does not load without javascript enabled which I cannot enable at this time.
When you sign up, you also get 1yrs free support. It's free, so why the reticence in giving your email address? If your privacy means that much to you, create a gmail account.

wheeze
October 31st, 2012, 11:55 PM
For the third time, I'd appreciate knowing the version number of the files and if anyone has the time, md5sums.


The 32-bit version is: crossover_11.3.1-1_i386.deb

The 64-bit version is: ia32-crossover_11.3.1-1_amd64.deb

I don't have the md5sums available, sorry.

drmrgd
November 1st, 2012, 12:04 AM
If it helps, I just downloaded the 64-bit version and check the md5sum. The result I got was:


$ md5sum ia32-crossover_11.3.1-1_amd64.deb
305b8c17af83f23c4ab253e99e309cbc ia32-crossover_11.3.1-1_amd64.deb

buddyboy8
November 1st, 2012, 12:30 AM
Thanks for the version # and sum posting. Here's what I found:

Codeweavers Crossover Direct Downloads 10/31/2012


64 bit Debian / Ubuntu
http://media.codeweavers.com/pub/crossover/cxlinux/demo/ia32-crossover_11.3.1-1_amd64.deb


sha512sum:
63548259dc9670ba923308cb79d5ce51d2ad96075b9b80518a 4b8216c197e901fdbf8fd3eb6d2e4b29da51e6a5fe0edbae27 e781ad6bd2a07cfe0e1101b00261 ia32-crossover_11.3.1-1_amd64.deb

32 bit Debian / Ubuntu
http://media.codeweavers.com/pub/crossover/cxlinux/demo/crossover_11.3.1-1_i386.deb


sha512sum:
6f493a8c4f4c35334b59cb359a08cb3b574f7029bd6eb0814a 3c710bed83449cca0ac77cb2d566bb5f38da243c140f828ee3 5234506fbc9333eaa0db5f661e68 crossover_11.3.1-1_i386.deb

32 or 64 bit Red Hat (Fedora, SUSE, Mandriva)
http://media.codeweavers.com/pub/crossover/cxlinux/demo/crossover-11.3.1-1.i386.rpm

sha512sum:
e293df08b274f3a8afa6ff2a2079413156406d6fb4540d97af c5099c751246bf37f8668d75eb254c5287df7d9efcbf3db5e4 78414b778cda33c655d358bb47c3 crossover-11.3.1-1.i386.rpm

Installer for all other Linux distributions
http://media.codeweavers.com/pub/crossover/cxlinux/demo/install-crossover-11.3.1.bin

sha512sum:
a68a0e4001c88b286cd1695f12b6557ce9b6b42d53c413858a 1048296b3f6c9a5e7c4b196dff4aaf516ac64a58dbd2892a4b 8b68fa4d41b13a855229b38c252c install-crossover-11.3.1.bin

Welly Wu
November 1st, 2012, 12:41 AM
I just upgraded to Codeweavers CrossOver for Linux 32 bit version 11.3.1. The flock.codeweavers.com website seems to have the latest version available today. Don't forget sandy.codeweavers.com. They will extend the offer to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy to download and install it over the next couple of days.

thatguymark
November 1st, 2012, 07:01 AM
With so much testing and installing of any given distro, I wonder if this can be installed again if a reinstall of an OS is necessary?

I'd like to know as well, curious as to whether it is registered online or the download is just pre-registered.

Statia
November 1st, 2012, 08:56 AM
The download is preregistered.
If you choose "Register and Unlock this Demo" from the CrossOver menu you get a dialogue box telling you your copy is already registered:


This install of CrossOver Linux has already been registered by:

CodeWeavers Flock the Vote Giveaway

It is fully enabled. Thank you for your support!

kow777
November 1st, 2012, 10:33 AM
You do know there is a Linux version of Spotify Premium?
(No Spotify Free, they haven't figured out how to get the advertisements on Linux.
I'm lucky, I get Premium for free for one year from my ISP, without the need to have a Facebook account, because my ISP actually cares about choice and privacy)


Spotify Free is now available for Linux.
http://www.spotify.com/us/download/previews/

Statia
November 1st, 2012, 12:32 PM
No, it supports Unlimited and Premium, previously only Premium.

http://www.spotify.com/us/blog/archives/2010/07/12/linux/

Still no Spotify Free for Linux.

giowck
November 1st, 2012, 12:36 PM
No, it supports Unlimited and Premium, previously only Premium.

http://www.spotify.com/us/blog/archives/2010/07/12/linux/

Still no Spotify Free for Linux.

not true!

I'm using the linux preview and it works also w/o premium/unlimited

Statia
November 1st, 2012, 01:16 PM
not true!

I'm using the linux preview and it works also w/o premium/unlimited

OK. Not what their own website says, but all the better if it works for everyone.
How does the Free work anyway? Are those ads audio, or do they appear on screen?

giowck
November 1st, 2012, 09:44 PM
OK. Not what their own website says, but all the better if it works for everyone.
How does the Free work anyway? Are those ads audio, or do they appear on screen?

Both

mamamia88
November 2nd, 2012, 12:09 AM
ok i uninstalled it now how do i get the damn menu entries out of the xfce menu? can't find .desktop entries anywhere and it doesn't work with menulibre. edit alacarte worked where menulibre didn't. for anyone who has this problem on xfce use that.

Welly Wu
November 3rd, 2012, 07:26 PM
I finally got electrical power restored to my home 30 minutes ago. Codeweavers sent me an e-mail message to activate my free 12 month support entitlement extension and I did it. I have three years of support entitlement for this product.

Lyfang
December 13th, 2012, 12:27 AM
I cannot type the letters "čđŋt" in a program: StarDict. The Linux version works fine.

Elfy
December 13th, 2012, 06:58 AM
This is over now. Closed.