Would-be Windows-on-Linux gamers got a very early Christmas present Saturday, with the release by CodeWeavers of the first public beta of CrossOver 6.0, with support for World of Warcraft and other "steam-based" games such as Half Life 2 and Counterstrike.
CodeWeavers CEO Jeremy White wants to make sure, though, that everyone understands that "this is still beta software, and there are many issues remaining; we still have a ways to go until we feel comfortable considering it ready for release. While we greatly appreciate feedback on this release, if you don't like bleeding edge experimental software, we'd really rather you waited for a proper production version."
CodeWeavers has also released a new public beta of CrossOver Mac. This new version, which enables Intel Mac users to run Windows programs on Mac OS X, includes fixes to Internet Explorer and fixes for many programs that would run but then crash, such as Microsoft Office 2000. It also includes Outlook 2003 fixes and other improvements.
Get It Free 6.0 Beta: