I originally posted this in the Linux part of the Windows beta forum—it’s had no responses!—but I realise that actually I should have posted here! Not that I expect anyone to be interested … just letting off steam.
Just a squib!
Having seen references to Play on Linux in this forum, this morning I came across Play on Mac, free and claiming to be easy to set up! Hah! If you’re not already familiar with Linux, installing an unlisted application is anything but easy. The Wizard’s text is cut off on the right side, and then you are presented with three boxes to tick with the advice that if you’re unsure about anything you should tick all three. Having done that, you have to set out to “configure” the whole set up with interminable lists of boxes to be ticked one-by-one with no explanation of what they are for or if they’re essential, desirable or optional. Mac users have absolutely no idea about all those things as they are dealt with hidden from the user, so …
I gave up and deleted the app completely. I’ll keep the installer in case I ever find time and feel like trying again. I’ll stick to CrossOver till then, I may have to pay for it, but with it there is none of that faffery!