Crossover allows installing Microsoft Windows based software on MacOS X or on Linux. In contrast to virtualization techniques like VMWare or Parallels, Crossover hooks API calls and redirects them to their MacOS or Linux equipollent.
As of version 8.0 these new applications are supported:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
Adobe Photoshop CS2
Crossover also improved Copy and Paste functionality to and from the host operating system and improved integration with the upcoming Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
It seems like Microsoft Office is the main topic during the last few days. Office 2008 for Mac is available for trial download, while Office 2007 Ultimate for Windows is available at a special discount to german students and now ArsTechnica.com even got information about the upcoming Office 2010 (Office 14).
According to them Office 2010 will be available as 32bit and as 64bit versions. The beta testing program is rumored to begin in May 2009. Some screenshots have been leaked already.
It seems the upcoming Windows 7 operating system will include some nice features for their customers. First being a feature to automatically update installed games. Manual searching for patches, bugfixes and add-ons might be finally over then. The technique seems to be similar to the update technique for Microsoft Office. The game update feature is currently included in an early developer version of Windows 7. Next being the Ribbon technology. As it has been introduced in Microsoft Office 2007, in Windows 7 even the WordPad and Paint will have the Ribbon technology.
Microsoft reps didn’t tell if these features will really be available in the final version of the upcoming operating system. Windows 7 is planned to be released in 2010 and will be based on Vista.
Avatron Air Sharing allows copying files from and to the iPhone wireless, thus allowing to use the iPhone similar to a portable harddrive. The only condition is to use a WebDAV compatible up- and download program (find a list below the picture).
Supported File Formats
Air Sharing also allows to preview files on the iPhone itself. It supports the following formats as previews:
iWork (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), full resolution if saved with preview
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), with limited support for XML formats
Web Archive (web-page downloads packaged by Safari)
RTF (Rich Text Format)
RTFD (TextEdit documents with embedded images)
Plain text (many different file extensions), with Unicode support
Movie (standard iPhone formats: H.264, MPEG-4, 3GPP, etc.)