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    Darwin Wine vs Crossover Mac
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    Question Darwin Wine vs Crossover Mac
    Im baffled can anyone help?

    can anyone please explain to me what the difference is between wine and crossover mac, if there is one.

    If there is:
    which one is better
    which one works
    is therethere any major problems with any

    thanks

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    Darwin Wine vs Crossover Mac
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    Your confusion is quite understandable. Both derive from the same root software. Wine is the open source version, and Crossover is a product built on that base. In general, Crossover is the more advanced of the two. The commercial imperative seems to have led them to develop and test more stuff, more quickly, than wine.

    However, I would advise not using either if you can avoid it. Whatever it is you want to run under Wine/Crossover, I would bet there is an equivalent Mac program.

    Could we put that theory to the test? Tell us what program you are trying to run and we will see if we can point you to a Mac equivalent.
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    Darwin Wine vs Crossover Mac
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    Thanks for the reply

    minitab... for uni....which they dont yet do a mac version of yet

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    Darwin Wine vs Crossover Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhowe View Post
    Thanks for the reply

    minitab... for uni....which they dont yet do a mac version of yet
    Here are some Minitab equivalent apps for the Mac:

    JMP

    KaleidaGraph

    Strata

    R

    Aabel

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    Darwin Wine vs Crossover Mac

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    Just thought I'd jump in here, as I only use my PC Notebook for one thing (and if I could find a Mac equivelant, I'd be a very happy bunny):

    Ross Tech Vag-Com : Link
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    Darwin Wine vs Crossover Mac
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac57 View Post
    In general, Crossover is the more advanced of the two. The commercial imperative seems to have led them to develop and test more stuff, more quickly, than wine.
    Yes, the focus is completely different. The focus of the Wine project is to get API compatibility, without focussing on any particular API or compatibility issue. The target is "everything". The Crossover approach is much more pragmatic, starting with particular targets (MS Office, Internet Explorer or DirectX, for example) and making those APIs the priority. The stuff that isn't needed can get left for later.

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