Jeremy White of CodeWeavers has announced the release of a public beta of version 6.0 of their Wine-based CrossOver product for GNU/Linux. The significance of this release is official support for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and Steam-based games like Half-life 2 and Counter-Strike.
CodeWeavers is the leading corporate backer of the Wine project. The Wine project attempts to create Windows-compatibility on GNU/Linux and MacOS X (on Intel). CodeWeavers claims that every improvement to Wine that they’ve created for their products has been offered back to the official Wine project, presumably as Free software. The CodeWeavers products, like CrossOver, are proprietary (non-Free) software wrappers around Wine which attempt to make running Windows-compatible programs easy on GNU/Linux and MacOS X (on Intel).
Download: [ CrossOver 6.0 Beta for GNU/Linux ]