Alternatives to CrossOver for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • Wine icon

    Wine

    Wine is a free, open source application for running Windows software on operating systems that are normally not supported. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Go here to check...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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    PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac)

    PlayOnLinux (PlayOnMac at http://www.playonmac.com ) is a tool to help Linux (and Mac) users run games and programs for Windows on Linux (or Mac), via the use of (as a front-end for) Wine. Few games are compatible at the moment and it...

    Open Source Mac Linux Wine

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    Parallels Desktop

    Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Mac Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook or MacBook Pro.

    Commercial Mac

    • CrossOver emulates windows application layer. parallels creates a fully virtualised machine and requires Windows installation, like if it was a physical computer. Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Lutris

    Lutris is an open gaming platform for Linux. It helps you install and manage your games in a unified interface. Our goal is to support every game which runs on Linux, from native to Windows games (via Wine) to emulators and browser...

    Open Source Linux

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    WineBottler

    WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X. It helps you to: - Manage your windows app; - Wrap the Windows apps into OS X...

    Open Source Mac Wine

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    Q4wine

    Q4Wine is a qt4 GUI for wine that will help you manage wine prefixes and installed applications

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD Wine

  • Vineyard icon

    Vineyard

    Vineyard is a collection of tools and libraries designed to make managing Windows programs on Linux easier.

    Open Source Linux

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    Porting Kit

    Install Windows Games in Mac OS X natively and easily and for free with Wineskin technology.

    Free Mac

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    WinOnX

    Run your Windows applications on OSX without the need of buying a Windows license. Well, you even do not need to install Windows. Just download WinOnX and you are ready to go within 2 minutes. No need to install Windows or a...

    Commercial Mac

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    Game Drift Linux

    Game Drift Linux is a new Linux distribution based on Ubuntu Linux. Game Drift has been optimized to deliver to you the best possible gaming experience on Linux.

    Free Personal Linux

    • Discontinued The distro is no longer updated. Last version, released in September 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.

CrossOver Comments

"purchase" is for a window of time to receive updates

Comment by KillAdwareDevelopers
about CrossOver Apr 2016

Not all major versions are available in the 'purchase' window.

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Great app, but....

Negative Comment by DJF3
about CrossOver and Wine, WineBottler Jan 2012

After officially purchasing a license <2 years ago I'm now facing OSX Lion incompatibility. Result: have to buy a new FULL license which costs more than before. That's how you treat existing customers who have free alternatives like Wine? Bye Crossover!

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