CrossOver software enables Macintosh and Linux users to run some Windows programs on their computers without the need of a copy of Microsoft Windows. It doesn't work on all Windows programs but does work well on all the programs listed at http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/toplists/ and at http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name. CrossOver normally sells for $59.95 but will be available FREE for 24 hours.
I noted that the list of compatible programs includes RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, Family Tree Maker, The Master Genealogist, and Personal Ancestral File. Not all versions of all programs are guaranteed to work, however. I'd suggest checking the list online to make sure your genealogy program's version number is compatible with CrossOver.
This is a great way to run a Windows genealogy program on your Mac or Linux system!
The offer is good for only 24 hours. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, beginning at 00:00 Central Time (-5 GMT), anyone visiting CodeWeavers’ Flock The Vote promotional web site (flock.codeweavers.com) will be able to download a free, fully functional copy of either CrossOver Mac or CrossOver Linux. Each copy comes complete with 12 months of support and product upgrades. The offer will continue for 24 hours, from 00:00 to 23:59, Oct. 31, 2012.
Details may be found at http://flock.codeweavers.com/.
More information about CrossOver may be found at http://www.codeweavers.com/products/faq/.