CrossOver – program that allows you to run many applications written for Microsoft Windows inside your Linux, and install Windows is not required.
Applications are integrated into the operating system: run them as usual Linux software. Reboot and start the virtual machine – not required, and does not need a Windows license.
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 Mint, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, RHEL and more.
The developers of the program claim:
Not only does CrossOver Linux run productivity and utility software all in one application, it also runs games. Without the overhead of a virtual machine, games can run as fast or faster than they would under a Windows operating system.
CrossOver is not free. But believe me it’s worth it. Personally, I bought and have no regrets. Met it on different torrent trackers. But I think it is better to buy license and get the newest updates.
CrossOver Linux 16 is the easiest way to run Microsoft Windows software on your Linux PC without buying a Windows license, rebooting, or using a virtual machine. CrossOver Linux makes it easy to launch Windows programs natively from Linux. CrossOver also gives you cross-platform copy & paste, and a shared file system for your Windows applications.
CrossOver Linux runs Windows productivity software (like MSOffice), games, and utility programs 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. We support all major Linux distros.CrossOver Linux Features:
- Run Windows Software Without Rebooting
- One Click Installation
- Software Runs at Native Speed
- Seamlessly Integrates with Your Desktop Environment
- Bottles System
CrossOver Android Preview
The CrossOver Android preview will let you run Windows software on Intel-based Chromebooks and Android tablets. Seamlessly run full- featured Windows software that is not available in the Google Play store alongside mobile apps. Run Windows utility software like Quicken and Microsoft Office, or DirectX games, like Wizard101. Games from your steam library will run with CrossOver Android at native speeds. Get rid of remote sessions and multiple devices! With CrossOver Android you’ll only need one device to run your Windows programs and mobile apps.
To buy the CrossOver for Linux you can on the official website.
Then go to download and download needed DEB version. Install and enjoy. In addition you are free to test the program exactly 2 weeks.
Sorry for Russian screenshots. I have CrossOver installed on my home computer.