Free Today: CrossOver Software Lets You Run Windows Apps on Linux or Mac

Team Fortress 2 running through CrossOver. Image credit: CodeWeavers Inc.

Thought about changing to Linux but have some Windows application you just can’t live without? Today’s a good day for you. CrossOver, a for-pay, supported version of Wine that usually costs $59.95, is available free today only. It includes one year’s worth of support and upgrades. Visit CodeWeavers’ Flock The Vote site to download CrossOver starting at midnight Central Time (+6 GMT).

CrossOver (and likewise, Wine) allow you to run Windows programs on a Linux system (or Mac). You can check the compatability of a specific piece of software by searching here. Want to play games–FPS or RPG? Or do you need something for school? There’s even embroidery software in their list of 10,454 compatibile applications.

For Linux, you need an x86 system running a current version of Debian, Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, or Ubuntu. For Mac, you should be running Leopard (10.5) or later.

 

Get the GeekDad Books!

   

By day, Ruth works to make open source software communities better. The rest of the time, she makes things, which means her husband and kids know to watch out for stray sewing pins and to ask before eating anything made of fondant.