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Wed Feb 20 09:39:33 CST 2008

games is pretty much in its infancy at this point so I hope to see
that grow in the future. My first question as I looked around was
wondering whether gaming apps that were in there had been checked were
checked in Crossover Games or Crossover Office? Maybe I missed it. I
don't know yet.

   Anyway, I am really happy to see a second path for Windows gamers
in Linux. That's not really me but I've got one in the house.


On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 1:23 PM, Jeremy White <jwhite at> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>  > Interesting and reasonably priced, but I'm not clear what's the
>  > difference from standard Wine or Transgaming's Cedega?
>  >
>  > Granted, I only scanned the immediate page and didn't do much study.
>  CrossOver is a polished and supported version of Wine.  As such,
>  it's core is very similar to that of Wine.  The primary difference
>  from Wine is that we test and insure that a given set of applications work well,
>  and then back that with our customer support.
>  Transgaming is based on an older version of Wine (although they
>  are increasingly bringing in parts of modern Wine as well), and also
>  includes some proprietary code.  I'm rather biased, but I think that
>  modern Wine has now surpassed the proprietary bits that Transgaming
>  has, and that, on balance, Wine (and therefore CrossOver) is the
>  better overall gaming platform.  With that said, there will be
>  quite a few cases where it works well in one place, but not the other,
>  and vice versa.
>  From a philosophical perspective, the other crucial difference
>  is that all of the work we do on Wine, we give back to WineHQ.
>  Transgaming has not had a history of doing the same.
>  Thus, a dollar spent on CrossOver is a dollar spent on a Wine
>  developer.  Again, I'm extremely biased, but I think it's a more
>  wisely spent dollar <grin>.
>  Cheers,
>  Jeremy

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