Supported Windows Applications
There are a core set of Windows applications that CrossOver supports. These include Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Photoshop, certain versions of Quicken, Windows Media Player, and Lotus Notes. Often, though, the most recent versions of these applications aren't supported. Compatibility with other software varies -- check the CodeWeavers Web site for details.
Some software that you try to install will work. Some of it won't. I tried installing the latest version of a publishing program called FrameMaker. The installer seemed to run, but when I tried to launch the program nothing happened.
Other than that, if the software requires .NET or Java to run, it won't install.
For applications that don't have an installer (for example, a single executable), you can run it by opening your file manager and find the .exe file. In Nautilus, for example, you run an application by right clicking on the file and choose Run with CrossOver.