1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

CodeWeavers Is Working On A New Web Browser

Free Software

Published on 30 April 2012 04:17 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
18 Comments

CodeWeavers, the company behind the popular Wine-based CrossOver software for running Windows-based games and office software on Linux and Mac OS X, is preparing to release some sort of new web browser.

In the quarterly newsletter that they send out to their customers, the e-mail sent out this morning mentions a "Wine-Enabled Web Browser" as part of "What's New In Product Development."

The email says, "In addition, we are working on creating a new Wine-enabled Web browser that will be able to take the place of Internet Explorer. By mating Wine support for ActiveX controls with a new browser, users will be able to navigate to pages that were previously only accessible using IE. This browser is currently in early alpha development (translation: it's really ugly right at the moment) but is available for limited customer testing, (for those with a masochistic bent...)"

CodeWeavers has played around with the Chromium web-browser code-base in the past, but this is the first time we're hearing of any official CodeWeavers web-browser. Then again though, how often these days are you met by needing Microsoft ActiveX on the web?

Also as far as what's coming down the pipe, "CrossOver XI saw initial support for Microsoft Office 2010, and we're working to improve that support. We are also working on support for Star Wars: The Old Republic, as well as two soon-to-be-released game titles: Diablo3 and GuildWars 2. We have some other cool game titles in the works that we can't talk about."

CrossOver XI was officially released by CodeWeavers in March and was based upon the recently released Wine 1.4 code-base.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. ASRock X99 Extreme3 Is An Affordable Choice For Linux Users
  2. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  3. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  4. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 17-Way Linux Graphics Card Comparison With Civilization Beyond Earth
  2. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
  3. 12-Way AMD Catalyst 14.12 vs. NVIDIA 346 Series Linux GPU Comparison
  4. AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users
Latest Linux News
  1. Live Patching Support Planned For Linux 3.20/4.0 Kernel
  2. Features Of The Linux 3.19 Kernel: Graphics & Disks Rule
  3. Orange Pi Is The Latest Raspberry Pi Inspired ARM Board
  4. An Open-Source Hardware Ambient Light Sensor Is Brought Up
  5. Heterogeneous Memory Management Is Coming Along For The Linux Kernel
  6. NTP Is The Latest Project Struck By Security Issues
  7. LDC 0.15.1 Released For A D Compiler In LLVM
  8. Fedora Doesn't Yet Enable F2FS File-System Support
  9. XZ 5.2 Adds New Multi-Threaded Options
  10. Intel 2.99.917 X.Org Driver Released, 3.0 Release Finally Near
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Looking for an nVidia GPU, but not sure how well they are supported.
  2. No OpenCL with latest driver updates on Ubuntu?
  3. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  4. Maker3D - create your 3D RPG
  5. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  6. Speeding up systemd networking service
  7. Major Performance Breakthrough Discovered For Intel's Mesa Driver
  8. Are there an app using HSA ?