Is CrossOver 12.5 better than Wine for Windows apps in Linux?

Today in Open Source: Run Windows apps with CrossOver 12.5 or Wine? Plus: System Shock 2 for Linux, and Chromium replaces Firefox in Ubuntu...but not right away

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You awake from the cold chill of your cryo-tube to discover cybernetic implants grafted to your flesh and the crew of the starship Von Braun slaughtered. The infected roam the halls, their screams and moans beckoning you to join them as the rogue artificial intelligence known as SHODAN taunts and ridicules your feeble attempt to unravel the horrifying mystery of the derelict starship Von Braun.

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Here's a System Shock 2 trailer, so you can get a look at what it might offer Linux games when it is finally released.

Chromium or Firefox for Ubuntu's Default Browser?
There's some interesting dish about the future of Firefox as Ubuntu's default browser. It appears that it will remain in Ubuntu 13.10, but it will be dumped in favor of Chromium in Ubuntu 14.04.

This debate will most likely go on for a while and the decision to ditch Firefox for Chromium will probably be taken for Ubuntu 14.04, which coincidently will be an LTS release.

“Lastly, I do want to consider Chromium by default for 14.04 once the above is no longer an issue. I sincerely believe Chromium is the better experience for general users and should be strongly considered for our next LTS,” Jason Warner ended.

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I stopped using Firefox a while back, but have recently been using it again. I find the latest version to be pretty good actually. Chromium is also a fine browser, and I suspect that most Ubuntu users will enjoy it when it finally replaces Firefox.

Really, you can't go wrong with either browser. Even if some folks dislike Chromium, it's very easy to just install Firefox and be on your way in Ubuntu. So I doubt that this news will really cause much in the way of shockwaves among Ubuntu users.

My preference is to have both browsers available on all of my computers.

What's your preference in Ubuntu browsers? Chromium or Firefox? Tell me in the comments.

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