CrossOver is described as 'allows you to install many popular Windows applications and games on your Intel OS X Mac or Linux computer' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CrossOver for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Wine, Windows and BSD. The best alternative is Wine, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CrossOver are Lutris (Free, Open Source), PlayOnLinux (Free, Open Source), Proton (Free, Open Source) and Parallels Desktop (Paid).
- 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... View 45 alternatives to Parallels Desktop
- Paid • Proprietary
Parallels Desktop vs CrossOverCrossOver emulates windows application layer. parallels creates a fully virtualised machine and requires Windows installation, like if it was a physical computer.This is a virtualization tool, not a compatibility layer
- 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. View 19 alternatives to WineBottler
- Free • Open Source
WineBottler vs CrossOverIt's much more complicated than Crossover. CrossOver is simple to use and WineBottler is much more complicated