If you have purchased a Microsoft Office 2013 license but don't like Windows, we have good news for you. CrossOver 16 has arrived, allowing you among other things to run this version of Office on your Linux.
This program has been developed by CodeWeavers and has been inspired by version 2.0 of Wine, being like a kind of improved version of it. Of course, it is not free software and you will have to pay for it if you want to have it on your PC.
In addition to being able to run Microsoft's office suite, you can also run other programs such as Internet Explorer (many programs with public administration certificates only work with IE, so it will be useful), Skype (in its version for Windows, more advanced than Linux) and some Triple A games like Skyrim.
It can really load a ton of native Windows apps, more than 10.000 according to their database. Of course, not all of them will work 100% smoothly, since of these 10.000, some work better than others. For example, between 2000 and 3000 apps are considered Gold, meaning they work the same as they would on a Windows computer.
Running Office 2013 was something that could not be done yet, so it really is a great achievement. Besides that, you can use your Office accounts to enter, as if it were normal Windows. The other new feature in this version is 64-bit support.
Definitely a great job from CodeWeavers, as CrossOver can be very useful in work environments where you have to use Windows applications.
CrossOver's annual license costs 48 euros per year and the question is, is it worth paying for it? My answer is that if you are a company that needs Windows applications and want to save money on Windows PC licenses using Linux The answer is yes. However, if you are a standard user, it is not worth it, since you will be able to do almost the same thing by pulling free software such as Libre Office.
At any rate, you are entitled to a 30-day trial of the program without paying a euro, something you can see biting here.