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CrossOver Linux

🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: CrossOver Linux 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Tool
🗃️ Genre: Emulation 🚦 Status: 04. Released (status)
🏷️ Category: Emulation ➤ Engine ➤ PC (Emulation & Virtualization) 🌍️ Browser version:
🔖 Tags: Emulator; PC 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 📦️ Arch package:
🐓️ Latest: 2019-03-21 📦️ RPM package:
📍️ Version: Latest: 18.5.0 📦️ Deb package:
🏛️ License type: 💰 Commercial 📦️ Flatpak package:
🏛️ License: Commercial 📦️ AppImage package:
🏝️ Perspective: Third & First person 📦️ Snap package:
👁️ Visual: 2D & 3D ⚙️ Generic binary: ✓
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time 📄️ Source: ✓
👫️ Played: Single 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 🕳️ Not used:
🎀️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: goupildb & Louis
🎰️ ID: 10682 🐛️ Created: 2010-08-20
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-14

📖️ Summary

[en]: A (commercial) tool that reproducing the operation of Windows while being as fast. It allows to run Windows applications (games, office, tools, ...) under Linux from its interface, while integrating other interesting features (multi-platform copy and paste, file systems shared with your Windows applications, ...). Compared to Wine, its a professional application providing support, simplification (installer, ...) and improvements (virtualization, ...). [fr]: Un outil (commercial) reproduisant de manière optimisée le fonctionnement de Windows, tout en étant aussi rapide. Il permet d'exécuter des applications Windows (jeux, bureautique, outils, ...) sous Linux depuis son interface, tout en intégrant d'autres fonctionnalités intéressantes (copier-coller multi-plateforme, systèmes de fichiers partagés avec vos applications Windows, ...). Par rapport à Wine, c'est une application professionnelle fournissant du support, de la simplification (installateur, ...) et des améliorations (virtualisation, ...).

🎥️ Videos

🏝️ Trailer: (202xxx),

🕯️ How To: (202xxx), (202xxx), (202xxx),

🎮️ Showcase:

🐧 Linux plays: Penguin Recordings,

🎙️ Dev Interviews:

🕸️ Links

🏡️ Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t(202xxx) ts(202xxx) gd(202xxx) gd(202xxx) gd(202xxx) id(202xxx) id(202xxx) r(202xxx) lp(202xxx) lp(202xxx) lp(202xxx) lp(202xxx) lp(202xxx) ht(202xxx) ht(202xxx) ht(202xxx) ht(202xxx) ht(202xxx) d(202xxx) d(202xxx) d(202xxx) d(202xxx) d(202xxx) g[fr](202xxx) g[de](202xxx) g[de](202xxx) g[de](202xxx) g[de](202xxx) g[ru](202xxx) g[ru](202xxx) g[ru](202xxx) g[pl](202xxx) g[cz](202xxx) g[sp](202xxx) g[sp](202xxx) g[pt](202xxx) g[pt](202xxx) g[it](202xxx) g[tr](202xxx)] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

💰 Commercial: [Online store]

🍩️ Resources

🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

🐘 Social
Devs (CodeWeavers [fr] [en]): [Site 1 2] [Forums] [mastodon] [Twitter] [Facebook] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [LinkedIn] [PressKit] [Interview 1(202xxx) 2(202xxx)]
The Project: [Blog] [Chat] [Forums] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [reddit] [Discord] [PressKit]

🐝️ Related
[Wikipedia (CrossOver) [fr] [en] [de]]
[JeuxLinux [fr]] [Wiki ubuntu-fr [fr]] [HOLaRSE [de]]

📦️ Misc. repositories
[Repology] [] [Arch Linux / AUR] [openSUSE] [Debian/Ubuntu] [Flatpak] [AppImage] [Snap] [PortableLinuxGames]

🕵️ Reviews
[HowLongToBeat] [metacritic] [OpenCritic] [iGDB]

📰 News / Source of this Entry (SotE) / News (SotN)
[Changes with v. 18.5.0 (20190321)] [Gaming on Linux (20190322) (SotN)] [HOLaRSE [de](20181016)] [Linux Game News (20161214) (SotN)] [Phoronix (20150808)]

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📕 Description [en]

Run Windows software on Linux with CrossOver

Even the most die-hard Linux users sometimes need to run Windows software once in a while. Some keep an old Windows PC around, some dual-boot, some use a virtual machine, while others have discovered the power of CrossOver Linux. CrossOver enables you to run the Windows programs you need on your favorite Linux distro like Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Debian, RHEL and more.

CrossOver Linux 17 is the easiest way to run Microsoft Windows apps on Linux without buying a Windows license, rebooting or using a virtual machine. CrossOver Linux makes it easy to launch Windows apps natively on the desktop, and integrates Linux functionality like multi-platform copy & paste and shared file systems to your Windows applications.

CrossOver Linux runs Windows productivity software, utility programs, and games all in one application. And without the overhead of a virtual machine, programs and games can run as fast or faster than they would under a Windows operating system.

🌍️ Wikipedia:

CrossOver is a Microsoft Windows compatibility layer available for Mac OS and Linux. This compatibility layer enables many Windows-based applications to run on Mac OS or Linux operating systems.

CrossOver is developed by CodeWeavers and based on Wine, an open-source Windows compatibility layer. CodeWeavers modifies the Wine source code, applies compatibility patches, adds configuration tools that are more user-friendly, automated installation scripts, and provides technical support. All changes made to the Wine source code are covered by the LGPL and publicly available.


CrossOver Linux

CrossOver Linux is the original version of CrossOver. It aims to properly integrate with the GNOME and KDE desktop environments so that Windows applications will run seamlessly on Linux distributions. Prior to version 6 it was called CrossOver Office. CrossOver Linux was originally offered in Standard and Professional editions. CrossOver Linux Standard was designed for a single user account on a single machine. CrossOver Linux Professional provided enhanced deployment and management features for corporate users, as well as multiple user accounts per machine. With the release of CrossOver Linux 11 in 2012 these different editions have all merged into a single CrossOver Linux product.

CrossOver Mac

In 2005 Apple announced a transition from PowerPC to Intel processors in their computers, which allowed CodeWeavers develop a Mac OS X version of CrossOver Office called 'CrossOver Mac'

CrossOver Mac was released on January 10, 2007. With the release of CrossOver Mac 7 on June 17, 2008, CrossOver Mac was divided into Standard and Pro editions like CrossOver Linux. The Standard version included six months of support and upgrades, while the Pro version included one year of support and upgrades, along with a free copy of CrossOver Games. With the release of CrossOver Mac 11 in 2012 these different editions were all merged into a single CrossOver Mac product.

Discontinued products

CrossOver now includes the functionality of the CrossOver Games, CrossOver Standard, and CrossOver Professional editions.

CrossOver Games, announced on 10 March 2008, was a product intended to let users play a broad range of games by providing current Wine patches. The expectation was that it would update on a weekly to monthly schedule in order to incorporate the latest Wine programming work being accepted. In contrast the general CrossOver Office product focused more on stability and productivity software, and had a much slower beta and release schedule. CrossOver Games wasn't able to release updates with enough frequency to justify its separate production track and was discontinued in 2012. It was merged back into a unified CrossOver product.

CrossOver Server was a specialized version of CrossOver Linux which allowed Windows applications to run on thin-client systems. It was discontinued in 2007 as many of its features were present in the CrossOver Linux Pro edition.

Windows Software

Windows applications work to various degrees in CrossOver. A database of Windows applications is maintained at CodeWeavers’ website.

Software giveaway

On October 28, 2008 as the result of the Lame Duck Challenge, Codeweavers gave all of their products away for free. Codeweavers' main page was temporarily replaced due to the day's unusually high traffic. According to CodeWeavers at least 750,000 product registrations were given away during October 28.

On October 31, 2012, CodeWeavers had a second software giveaway, this one entitled "Flock the Vote". CodeWeavers promised to have such a giveaway if 100,000 American voters would promise to vote on election day, in a nonpartisan bid to encourage activism. More than 100,000 people pledged, so CodeWeavers allowed any person in the world to download and register a copy of CrossOver Linux or CrossOver Mac.

📕 Description [fr]

Un outil reproduisant de manière optimisée le fonctionnement de Windows, par le studio CodeWeavers.

CrossOver est un outil (commercial) reproduisant de manière optimisée le fonctionnement de Windows, tout en étant aussi rapide. Il permet d'exécuter des applications Windows (jeux, bureautique, outils, ...) sous Linux depuis son interface, tout en intégrant d'autres fonctionnalités intéressantes (copier-coller multi-plateforme, systèmes de fichiers partagés avec vos applications Windows, ...). Par rapport à Wine, c'est une application professionnelle fournissant du support, de la simplification (installateur, ...) et des améliorations (virtualisation, ...).

CrossOver participe activement au projet Wine dont il était initialement issu.

Sites de ressources : voir la fiche "Ressources - Emulation PC".

Crédit image (lien ci-dessus): Phoronix
Voir aussi / See also (Wine & related utilities): Bottles, CrossOver Linux, Lutris,, PlayOnLinux, Wine, Winetricks,

Exécutez Windows sous Linux avec CrossOver

Même les utilisateurs Linux les plus exigeants ont parfois besoin de faire tourner le logiciel Windows de temps en temps. Certains conservent un vieux PC sous Windows, d'autres à double démarrage, d'autres utilisent une machine virtuelle, tandis que d'autres ont découvert la puissance de CrossOver Linux. CrossOver vous permet d'exécuter les programmes Windows dont vous avez besoin sur votre distribution Linux préférée comme Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora, Debian, RHEL et plus encore.

CrossOver Linux 17 est le moyen le plus simple d'exécuter des applications Microsoft Windows sous Linux sans acheter de licence Windows, redémarrer ou utiliser une machine virtuelle. CrossOver Linux facilite le lancement natif d'applications Windows sur le bureau et intègre les fonctionnalités Linux telles que le copier-coller multi-plateforme et les systèmes de fichiers partagés avec vos applications Windows.

CrossOver Linux exécute le logiciel de productivité Windows, les programmes utilitaires et les jeux en une seule application. Et sans la surcharge d'une machine virtuelle, les programmes et les jeux peuvent tourner aussi vite ou plus vite que sous un système d'exploitation Windows.

🌍️ Wikipedia:

CrossOver (CrossOver Office jusqu'à la version 6.0) est un programme commercial et propriétaire développé par l'entreprise CodeWeavers, permettant d'exécuter de nombreuses applications et plugins créés pour Windows, sur Linux et Mac OS X grâce à une couche de compatibilité.

C'est en fait une version reconfigurée et propriétaire du code source public de Wine, auquel il ajoute divers patchs de compatibilité, une configuration évoluée, une intégration propre aux environnements Gnome et KDE, et des capacités de virtualisation.


CodeWeavers emploie plusieurs développeurs du projet logiciel open source Wine, auquel elle contribue au code en retour selon la licence GNU LGPL.

La version 6.0 supporte maintenant plusieurs jeux, comme Counter-Strike, Half-Life 2, Prey ou World of Warcraft.


CrossOver crée un environnement virtuel Windows appelé « une bouteille ». Cette bouteille est, par défaut (dans la version 9), Windows XP. Il est également possible d'avoir un environnement Windows 98, Windows 2000 et Windows Vista.

Ainsi, de nombreux logiciels qui tournent sous Windows peuvent être lancés avec plus ou moins de compatibilité.