CrossOver Office

By Jim Lynch  |  Posted 2004-12-09 Print this article Print

: Running Windows Programs in Xandros"> We generally prefer to run Linux applications whenever possible; however, we recognize that some folks might need to run some Windows applications. If youre one of them then, youll love the fact that the deluxe version of Xandros ships with Codeweavers CrossOver Office 4.1. CrossOver lets you run a range of different Windows applications. Heres a list of some of what you can use via CrossOver:
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Adobe FrameMaker 7.1
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
  • Adobe Photoshop 7
  • Cortona VRML Client
  • DCOM95
  • Dreamweaver MX
  • ebrary Reader
  • eFax Messenger 2
  • Flash MX
  • Flash Player
  • Internet Explorer 6.0
  • IPIX Netscape Plugin Viewer
  • iTunes
  • Lotus Notes 6 and 6.5.1
  • MDL Chime
  • Microsoft Excel Viewer 97/2000
  • Microsoft Office 97
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 97/2000
  • Microsoft Project 2000 or 2002
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Word Viewer 97/2000
  • Oracle JInitiator 1.1
  • Quick View Plus
  • Quickbooks 2000
  • Quicken
  • Quicktime 6.5
  • Shockwave Player 8.5
  • Superscape Viscape Universal
  • Trillian
  • VP3 for QuickTime 5
  • Windows Media Player 6.4
You can also install other Windows applications but you will need to check their compatibility. For a full list of applications and their compatibility ratings, visit the CodeWeavers site. If Windows applications are your thing, be sure to check out what CrossOver Office has to offer.

Jim manages the PC Magazine and ExtremeTech forums, and is responsible for building community in the forums on both sites. He started managing PC Mag's forum on ZiffNet on CompuServe many years ago. He then transferred the staff and expertise to the Web. He left ZDNet when it moved to San Francisco and came back to Ziff after the split from ZDNet, right before ExtremeTech launched. You can get more background at his personal site:

His favorite movies include Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Three Musketeers (1973 version), Dune (Sci Fi Channel version), and gobs of others. He can't live without his iPAQ Pocket PC—,he uses it at the gym and everywhere else—,and his DVD collection features more than 200 films. His favorite game is Tribes (PC), which is more than three years old but he still plays it all the time.

Jim likes interacting with the folks in the forum and the content. 'I Love both of 'em,' says Lynch. 'It's what makes the job fun and interesting.'

You're welcome to visit Jim's site for more information about him.


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