Bordeaux 2.0.4: a cheap but powerfull Wine product

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Bordeaux 2.0.4: a cheap but powerfull Wine product

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La competizione è una parte importante di tutti i mercati. Essa guida l'innovazione, tiene bassi i prezzi, e generalmente tende ad assicurare dei prodotti di qualità.
Con Cedega praticamente defunto, i fantastici prodotti Crossover (Office e Games), non sono rimasti la sola scelta commerciale nel campo Wine: Meno conosciuto dei due precedenti contendenti c'è senz'altro da menzionare, il poco conosciuto Bordeaux.

A Bordeaux deve piacere molto Wine, dal momento che essi supportano ufficialmente molte varianti di Unix, dal BSD, Linux, OSX, e Solaris, e vendono il loro prodotto ad un prezzo molto basso e competitivo, 20$ USD per la versione binaria per Linux, che è la metà del costo del più economico prodotto Crossover

Tra l'altro esso supporta su un unico software, sia gli Applicativi quali i vari Microsoft Office 2000/2003/2007, Photoshop 6/7/CS/CS2, Internet Explorer 6/7, che i giochi, con Steam, e quello che sorprende è la piena funzionalità anche della nuova GUI di Steam che funziona perfettamente con i giochi più recenti e quotati: L4D2, Team Fortress, Counter Strike: Source

È importante sottolineare che il denaro speso dagli utenti su Bordeaux/Crossover va ad aiutare i fondi del progetto Wine stesso, software completamente free ...

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Competition is an important part of all markets. It drives innovation, keeps prices down, and typically tends to ensure a quality product. Don't get me wrong, I think Crossover is fantastic software, but with Cedega pretty much being dead where is the choice in commercial Wine software? Lesser known than the two previously mentioned is Bordeaux.

The next wonderful things about Bordeaux is that just like Wine - they support most forms of Unix officially. Bordeaux is available for purchase for the BSD, Linux, OSX, and Solaris platforms (Where is Crossover only officially supports OSX and Linux even though they have unsupported BSD and Solaris builds). Bordeaux is also affordable, at 20$ for the Linux binary it is half the cost of even the cheapest Crossover product.

Now for the most important part of any review - the functionality of the product. While the list of software Bordeaux officially supports is not extremely large, they do support many of the key applications that most Unix users require from the Windows environment. These include (but are not limited to) Microsoft Office 2000/2003/2007, Photoshop 6/7/CS/CS2, Internet Explorer 6/7, and Steam. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the recently released new Steam GUI was near fully functional under this latest release of Bordeaux. In fact the only issue it gave me was a distortion of the tray image icon. I loaded up a few of my source engine games (L4D2, Team Fortress, Counter Strike: Source) and they all ran perfectly fine.

Importantly, the money spent by users on Bordeaux / Crossover goes to help fund the Wine project itself, completely free software ...



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