CrossOver Linux, an application based on Wine which allows users to install popular Windows applications and PC games on a Linux computer, is now at version 11.3.
A week ago, the developers of CrossOver Linux, CodeWeavers, had a bold promotion and made their shareware product free, on October 31.
All the users who managed to get their hands on that version have actually received the latest version which was officially launched today.
This latest package of CrossOver Linux is mainly a maintenance release, and includes translations for several new languages (Czech, Spanish, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese for Brazil, Swedish, and Chinese), and some minor bug-fixes.
A noteworthy aspect about this release is that it is the last version of CrossOver which will work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
CodeWeavers have announced that future updates of CrossOver would require changes to the X11 libraries which are not present in RHEL5, so CrossOver will not be able to function on RHEL5 after this release.
The developers of CrossOver Linux also took into consideration that hurricane Sandy left a lot of people without Internet and power, so they've extended the giveaway.
“As you may be aware, we extended our Flock The Vote giveaway (flock.codeweavers.com) to accommodate the needs of those folks who may have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, allowing them to download CrossOver for free by visiting sandy.codeweavers.com.
“With the restoration of basic services to most of the affected area, we will be discontinuing the Sandy giveaway at 10:00 pm Central Time, Friday November 9, 2012,” stated the developers in the official announcement.
CrossOver is capable of running a wide range of Windows software and games. To see if your favorite application works with CrossOver, please check What Runs section of the official website.
Download CrossOver Linux 11.3 trial right now from Softpedia.