FYI, on TLUG (Tokyo LUG) today:
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, any one visiting the CodeWeavers' Web site
(www.codeweavers.com) will be given a deal code that will entitle them
to one free copy of CodeWeavers' award-winning CrossOver software. Each
copy comes complete with support.
Too good to not pass along.
On Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:49:10 -0500, Morris Dovey wrote:
The Linux application CrossOver has a free version which I tried.
CrossOver creates a software shell that will allow some windows
applications to run on a Linux OS system (one must be using one of the
standard Linux Graphical interfaces like KDE or GNOME.)
The problem is there is only a limited number of Widows applications that
will run with CrossOver or WINE. I wanted my TurboCAD or CorelDraw to
run on my Linux box, but no joy!
The Linux Inkscape Vector Graphic program just isn't ready for prime time
as a Woodworkers sketching CAD program like the SketchUp which runs on
Windows and MAC operating systems.
VMware Server is a free download and will let you run Windows as a guest
on a linux host machine.
It's got some limitations as compared to the for-pay VMware Workstation,
but for a single home user it's probably good enough.
Yep, various graphics intensive programs and those with extreme digital
restrictions management (DRM) schemes don't work well. I wound up moving
from TurboCAD to VariCAD. That actually turned out to be a great move; I
can draft models in VariCAD much faster than I could in TurboCAD. I've
found that Lotus 123 (yep, I have, however managed to break free of it; I
had a spreadsheet set with macros in 123 I did not want to give up).
Doesn't work with TaxCut, but does work with TaxAct. Doesn't work well
with KeyNote personal information manager but does well with TreePad.
Bottom line: Crossover doesn't work with everything, but in my case, it
works with enough so that I don't have to have a Windows license to run a
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
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