Transitioning From Windows to Mac? Use This Crossover Program

Mac WindowsYou’ve recently bought a Mac, and you’re excited to use it.

When you reach home, you realize that your old desktop’s programs are powered by Windows, and you still want to use them on your Mac

Let’s face it. Many people still use Windows programs, but Macs are gaining popularity.

(Read: The Whole ‘Mac vs. PC’ Thing Is So Over)

So how do you go about transferring the Windows programs to your Mac?

Crossover Program

CodeWeavers has developed CrossOver17 that can make your Windows-powered programs work on your Mac.

Here’s how to do it.

A user runs Windows software on Mac with the program to launch Windows apps from his or her Mac without having to purchase a Windows license, rebooting the PC (which takes a lot of effort and time), or using a virtual machine.

Whether you’re looking to use Windows games, productivity software or utility programs, CrossOver allows you to run them natively on your Mac like normal,” a description of CrossOver17 said.


CrossOver17’s benefits include the capability to install Windows apps on your Mac platform with one click; operate Windows software at native speed without any limited performance; integrate seamlessly with your native desktop environment; and launch Windows software natively from the dock.

You can also use the program without Windows virus protection.

The program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 or later. It will not run on iPads, iPhones, Android devices, or PowerPC systems though.

The CrossOver for Mac’s original price is $39.95, but you can purchase it now for only $19.

There is also a CrossOver17 version that can transfer your Windows programs to your Linux computer and costs the same as the crossover program for Mac.

What’s Next?

There is now a program that can transfer your Windows programs to your Mac.

(Read: Chromebooks and Office 365 Together Will Challenge Windows Laptops)

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