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O'Reilly Network: CrossOver Brings QuickTime Movies to Linux: Part 2

Sep 15, 2001, 21:49 (9 Talkback[s])
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"After extensive testing on a Linux box I can tell you this: CrossOver works. And it works well.

As you might expect from a first release of technology with this level of sophistication, however, there are a few quirks to contend with. I'm going to show you both the strengths and weaknesses of the plug-in, and show you how far you can push its capabilities. If you're not familiar with CrossOver and how it works, take a look at my first article that provides all of the background information you need.

When we first looked at the technology, we had some concerns about how it would perform under real-life conditions. After all, users have to install the Wine libraries that enable the Windows version of QuickTime, which is a demanding architecture even on native platforms."

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