Lilbits: Single board PCs, under-display cameras, and YouTube angers… everyone

It’s been a few years since Asus launched its first Raspberry Pi-like single-board computer aimed at makers, and the Asus Tinker Board platform hasn’t exactly exploded since then. But the company has made a few updates to the series over the years, with a Tinker Board S, Tinker Board R and Tinker Edge T, and […]

CrossOver lets you run Windows apps on Chromebooks (now out of beta)

The first Chromebooks were designed to run web apps only. But a few years back Google added support for running Android apps, and then Linux apps. Now you can also run Windows applications on a Chromebook… although it requires installing a third-party tool that sells for $40 and up. CodeWeavers has announced that CrossOver 20 […]

Linux apps on Chromebooks makes running Windows apps easier

Now that Google is allowing users of (some) Chromebooks to run Linux applications alongside Chrome apps, there’s an odd side effect: it’s also easier to run some Windows applications. CrossOver from CodeWeavers is a utility that adds a compatibility layer to Mac and Linux that allows you to install and run some Windows applications on […]

CrossOver on Chrome OS Beta app lets you run (some) Windows apps on (some) Chromebooks

CrossOver is a software tool that lets you run some Windows applications on non-Windows operating systems, including GNU/Linux and macOS. Last year the developers behind CrossOver launched the first technical preview for Android and Chrome OS. Now CrossOver on Chrome OS Beta is available from the Google Play Store for anyone who wants to try […]

CrossOver is bringing Office 2013 support to Chromebooks

CrossOver Android is a utility that makes it possible to run some Windows software on Android devices with Intel processors. The developers at CodeWeavers released an initial beta last summer, and a new Tech Preview is coming soon. CodeWeavers president James Ramey says the update includes a new user interface and support for more apps […]

Wine 2.0 brings Office 2013 support to Linux (and more)

Wine is an open source compatibility layer that allows you to run some Windows software on Linux or Mac computers. This week version 2.0 was released and, among other things, it brings support for running Office 2013 on Linux and 64-bit support for macOS. If those improvements sound familiar, that’s because they showed up in […]

CrossOver 16 lets you run Office 2013 on Mac or Linux

CrossOver is a compatibility layer that makes it possible to run some Windows software on Mac or Linux computers. It’s basically a commercial version of the open source WINE, and the two projects share a lot of code, but CrossOver usually has a few exclusive features and offers official support for customers. Today the CrossOver […]

Run Windows apps on a Chromebook (with CrossOver for Android)

There are a lot of things you can do with a Chromebook. While Google’s Chrome OS is an operating system based on a web browser, there are plenty of web-based games, office suites, email services, and other apps. And now that Google is bringing support for Android apps, there are more than a million app […]

CrossOver for Android lets you run (some) Windows software on Android, preview launches August 25th

For years, CodeWeavers has been selling CrossOver software that lets you run some native Windows programs on Linux and Mac computers. Now the company is getting ready to bring CrossOver to Android, making it possible to run Windows software (including games) on Android phones or tablets, as well as Chromebooks like the Acer Chromebook R11. A […]