CrossOver Beta brings PC apps to the Dock

IE6 on the Mac

My open source buddy-slash-analyst Raven Zachary (who also brought me news of the Green Phone) pinged me to tell me that CodeWeavers have launched the beta of , a full WINE environment port to OSX that lets you run Windows apps without… Windows! (…unlike Parallels which is a virtual machine.)

I wrote about this idea in July and it appears that the reality of OSX subsuming Windows is coming ever-closer.

Though many of the folks whoa are most excited about this are gamers, Raven’s screenshot proves how valuable and convenient this will be for Mac web developers who have been locked out of native Internet Explorer testing.

Oh, and pre-ordering saves you $20, gets you 3 months of extra service and a free upgrade to CrossOver Mac 6.0 (just an FYI).

Author: Chris Messina

Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic. Ever-curious product designer and technologist. Hashtag inventor. Previously: (YC W18), Uber, Google.

2 thoughts on “CrossOver Beta brings PC apps to the Dock”

  1. beta = VERY beta, but definately more than proof of concept at this point.

    computing is eerie these days:

    first, running a hackintosh and seeing that grey apple logo screen on a PC was like similar to watching aliens come out of the sky.

    then, booting windows on a pretty white box, while seemingly blasphemous, had the same effect; i felt like i was messing with the fabric of existance.

    and now, seeing things like MS Office dropdowns that are seemingly lost in an aqua-esque window frame is the final sign for me, that my computer probably is going to need a therapist soon!

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