Virtual machines are great for Mac users who need frequent access to Windows or Linux software. However, not everyone wants to purchase a licensed copy of Windows just for occasional use. That’s where CrossOver comes in, skipping the need for a complete OS by enabling direct installation of only the applications you need, thanks to self-contained virtual environments known as “bottles.”
Mac users have traditionally drawn the short straw when it comes to games. The Mac has plenty of good titles, but not nearly the variety as Windows. With Macs gaining popularity and market share, bigger game publishers like EA have been releasing games for Mac OS X, but many others are holding out. This is where CrossOver Games comes in.