We have already talked about the arrival of Wine 3.0 With the numerous improvements in the compatibility layer for native Microsoft Windows software on Unix-like operating systems such as Solaris, Linux, macOS and now, as you well know, Android is also added to the list in this new branch. Therefore you can run Windows applications on your smartphone and tablet. But in this article we will not talk about this free software project, but with another that is closely related, that is, with CrossOver, the brother who owns it.
You should already know that it is a derivative of Wine with several patches and tweaks in its source code that are added to this private version in which we can achieve some advantages over the LGPL version thanks to the additional work carried out by CodeWeavers. In any case, both projects are nurtured, since Wine also benefits from the contributions of CodeWeavers and some of the programmers of the free project receive a salary from this company. Well, now we can enjoy CodeWeavers CrossOver 17.1.0 both in its version for macOS and for GNU / Linux. The new compatibility layer has specific improvements for certain quite popular applications, so you can get the latest version by downloading it from the official website and try these novelties for yourself. For example, in this version of 2018 we have that it is compatible with Quicken 2018 and Office 2016 after solving some problems related to the initiation of sessions of the new Microsoft office suite.
Now users of Office 365 they will be able to register without problems and enjoy Office in its latest version without problems. As for the rest of the news, they are of a minor character and we can get an idea by looking at what Wine 3.0 brings to know what CrossOver 17.1.0 can bring us. Just add that we will remain attentive to the next news of both the free and private project in future updates.