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I'm sure it's very clever - but what use is it to the general public?

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I'm sure it's very clever - but what use is it to the general public?

Run windows software on Intel based chromebooks and Android devices.

Lifted all the blurb from codeweavers. despite reading the comments, I can't see how it is really relevant when everything seems to be 'do-able' on all platforms.

 ' Sometimes, you find yourself staring at something you could never have imagined being possible based on its humble beginnings. The Wright Brothers pilot the airplane for 12 seconds; then, Neil Armstrong lands on the moon. The first microcomputer kit is made available in 1975; then, 120 million computers are sold in the world so far THIS YEAR! ThePatterson–Gimlin video captures Big Foot on film in 1967; then, Big Foot stars in a series of beef jerky commercials. No one could ever have predicted that these initial events would lead into much bigger and better things.

In 1996, CodeWeaverswas started with the single goal of making Windows based applications run on Linux computers. It was the simple, honest, and noble goal of our founder, Jeremy White. In 1996, the technology pundits were convinced that Linux was set to take over the world. The only outstanding obstacle for the Linux platform was running Microsoft Office software. Hence, CrossOver was born (maybe more or less hatched). In 1996, there were no smart phones, no tablets, no Android, no Google, no Pokémon Go. There was no indication that computers would be more mobile, more connected, or more compact. And yet, here we are today.

So where is ‘here’, you ask? TODAY, Google released Android for Intel based ChromeBooks. ANDCrossOver for Android installed and ran on a Google ChromeBook. More importantly, we were able to install the Steam Client into CrossOver for Android and run LIMBO and other games. MORE IMPORTANTLY, we have DirectX 9 support, keyboard support, mouse support, and sound support TODAY!!! PEOPLE, we are staring at a Leprechaun riding on the back of a Unicorn while taking a picture of a UFO. We are running CrossOver through Android on a ChromeBook running a Windows based game launched from the Steam client. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE…EVER!!!

There will be more testing. There will inevitably be some cleanup work to do. There will be . BUT… CrossOver for Android is working and real and supporting the Steam Client and able to launch games and is actually playable. From our most humble beginnings, I don’t think anyone, Jeremy White included, ever dreamed that CrossOver would be able to run on ChromeBooks. And yet, here we are with people flying planes, people landing on the moon, and Big Foot. I’d say that’s pretty rare company for a small software developer from Minnesota.

If you are interested in testing CrossOver for Android when it's released, send an e-mail toandroid@codeweavers.com. You’ll be part of the very first group of people to witness this next evolution of technology for your very own. More to come soon!!!

To stay up to date with all of our CrossOver Android news, sign up our exclusive Android technology preview email list.'

 

https://www.codeweavers.com/about/blogs/jramey/2016/7/14/crossover-for-android-runs-on-chromebooks

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Re: I'm sure it's very clever - but what use is it to the general public?

So does that mean WINE is dead then? Good. It was utter tripe anyway. I once made  a simple windows program with one form and a scrollbar. Worked fine in windows, displayed in wine and crashed when i tried to use a simple scrollbar. Enough said.

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Re: I'm sure it's very clever - but what use is it to the general public?


7up wrote:

[...] Enough said.


About your programming perhaps?! Wink

I've used WINE for all sorts and found it to always work well.

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Re: I'm sure it's very clever - but what use is it to the general public?

I don't think you can argue with the borland guys... Delphi was way ahead of anything else out there at the time.

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