Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th Jun 2009 11:29 UTC, submitted by twickline
FreeBSD The Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 1.8 for FreeBSD. "Bordeaux 1.8 has had many changes on the back end, our build process has been totally rewritten, packaging has been totally rewritten. This release adds Microsoft Office 97, Adobe Photoshop 6 & 7 and Image Ready 3.0 and 7.0 support. Our winetricks script has been synced to the latest official release, Steam should now install and run once again, There has also been many small bug fixes and tweaks. This complete rewrite gives Bordeaux a much more clean and portable codebase, making new improvements much easier to provide. We already have some exciting things in the works for the next release." Bordeaux 1.8 now runs on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac.
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supports only ancient software
by jokkel on Sat 27th Jun 2009 13:07 UTC
jokkel
Member since:
2008-07-07

Yay! It supports ten years old software! You're much better of with a VM.

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Gone fishing Member since:
2006-02-22

With a vm you need a MS operating system with this you don't. I think that alone makes this project, wine and crossover worth pursuing.

Oh and isn't Win 7 $199 and this is $20.

Edited 2009-06-27 13:30 UTC

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10 what...
by twickline on Sat 27th Jun 2009 13:19 UTC
twickline
Member since:
2005-12-31

Office 2003, 2007 and Adobe CS CS2 are hardly 10 years old.. Steam is brand new and current ;)

Bordeaux will also run anything that Wine runs, we have a cellar manager e.g bottle manager so you can install unsupported software into its own prefix or a existing prefix if you wish to do that.


Cheers,
Tom

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missing description
by hayalci on Sat 27th Jun 2009 17:22 UTC
hayalci
Member since:
2005-07-15

Yet another article not mentioning what the program does.

sigh ;)

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RE: missing description
by sbergman27 on Sat 27th Jun 2009 20:16 UTC in reply to "missing description"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Yet another article not mentioning what the program does.

Sure they do:

"Bordeaux 1.8 now runs on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac."

It runs. :-P

Edited 2009-06-27 20:17 UTC

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RE: missing description
by ameasures on Sat 27th Jun 2009 20:21 UTC in reply to "missing description"
ameasures Member since:
2006-01-09

Yet another article not mentioning what the program does.


Quite so, I then spent a couple of minutes browsing their site and came away none the wiser.

They are not alone. Just a simple plain language outline of what the software does - would really make sense.

It might also help generate revenue.

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RE[2]: missing description
by twickline on Sat 27th Jun 2009 21:40 UTC in reply to "RE: missing description"
twickline Member since:
2005-12-31

About Bordeaux:

The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac systems from time to time find themselves in the need to run specialized Windows software. The Bordeaux suite enables access to these programs and data in a seamless and low cost manner without requiring licensing of Microsoft Technology.

Description :

Bordeaux is a Wine GUI configuration manager that runs winelib applications. It also supports installation of third party utilities, installation of applications and games, and the ability to use custom configurations.


Cheers,
Tom

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