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Aug 31, 2001, 00:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Berkes)
"...The first thing I installed after CrossOver was Apple's QuickTime program. The installer behaved much as it would on any Windows or Macintosh system, but I did chuckle over the QuickTime install program wanting to place its wares in C:/Program Files/QuickTime. I got an even bigger laugh when I discovered that the program would work just fine, even without changing the default destination!

Installation and configuration were so simple, in fact, that I tested the setup process on more than one computer just to be certain that this wasn't a fluke. It wasn't, although a few times I ran into a problems with Netscape not picking up file associations or recognizing the QuickTime plugin. Every time, entering a few bits of information in CrossOver's Association dialog frame solved the problem.

Installing and running Macromedia's Shockwave was just as easy. I lost about an hour of productivity last week when I encountered a couple of online arcade games due to this plugin."

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