If you love using Linux or BSD operating systems you may find yourself sometimes in situations that you need to use Windows software. If that is you, then you may be interested in Bordeaux, a program that lets you run Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Photoshop software etc on Linux or FreeBSD / PC-BSD.

Steven Edwards of the Bordeaux Technology Group released Bordeaux 2.0.0 for FreeBSD and PC-BSD today.

Bordeaux 2.0.0 marks major progress over older releases. With version 2.0.0 and onward Bordeaux Group are bundling their own Wine build and many tools and libraries that Wine depends upon. With this release Wine 1.1.36 is bundled, together with Cabextract, Mozilla Gecko, Unzip, Wget and other support libraries and tools.

Support for Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) has impreved and preliminary support for Internet Explorer 7 is in this release. Many small bugs have been fixed and the back-end tweaked.

Supported Applications/Games:

  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 97
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project 2003
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
  • Adobe Image Ready 3
  • Adobe Photoshop 7
  • Adobe Image Ready 7
  • Adobe Photoshop CS
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
  • Steam and Steam based Games
  • Apple QuickTime 6.5.2 Player
  • IrfaView 4.25 (Image files only)
  • Winetricks support

The program costs $20 and is available as i386 .sh installer or as PC-BSD PBI installer. If you have the patience and knowledge you can achieve almost the same with Wine, winetricks etc, but there’s nothing wrong taking the easy option.

Bordeaux for FreeBSD/PC-BSD Users |  Bordeaux for Linux Users

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The Bordeaux Technology Group is a software services and development company specializing in Windows compatibility software. Users of Linux 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.