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    All Mac Users READ THIS B4 Tuesday!!

    'Lame Duck challenge' met, so software is free

    By RANDY SALAS, Star Tribune
    October 26, 2008

    President Bush gets a lot of grief over the economic woes that have occurred under his watch, but now people can thank him for something spiffy: Free software. It comes courtesy of the Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge.

    In July, St. Paul software developer CodeWeavers came up with the gimmick to make its products available free for a day if any one of five positive (but seemingly unlikely at the time) things happened during Bush's last six months in office: gas drops to $2.79 a gallon, milk drops to $3.50 a gallon, U.S. jobs exceed 138 million, the Twin Cities median home price returns to $233,000 or Osama bin Laden is captured.

    Bingo on No. 1.

    When CodeWeavers CEO Jeremy White saw that gas was $2.79 a gallon during a recent fill-up, "I screamed, 'Woohoo!' Then I yelled, 'Oh, crap!' as I realized every American can now have my software for free -- kind of upsets my fourth-quarter revenue projections," he said.

    So on Tuesday, all of CodeWeavers products, which allow Mac and Linux users to run Windows applications, can be downloaded for free -- instead of $40 each -- at the company's website, www.codeweavers.com.



    2008 Star Tribune. All rights reserved.

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    woohoo!
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    wow.

    milk is actually $2.50 here a gallon


    "we'll give away our software on the first day of the following month. For 24 hours."
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    also applies to the linux version it would seem.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    Nice. I definitely put it in my todo list to download it on Tuesday.

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    If you download the software, you have to pay me a finder's fee: one haiku.

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    I don't have a Mac
    So the software I won't get
    No upgrades for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I don't have a Mac
    So the software I won't get
    No upgrades for me

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    Windows MMO
    Please run on my laptop now
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    I don't use Linux
    But I may get a Mac soon
    Free software Tuesday!

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    Better set up a script to get it at midnight, because I don't think there is any way their servers are going to be able to handle the onslaught.
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    got mine
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    Gas is already $2.79/gal here in NYC.
    Ride more.

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    free goods in autumn
    lovely virtual
    happiness ensues
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by aeo View Post
    free goods in autumn
    lovely virtual
    happiness ensues
    paid in full!

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    there site is down from traffic, it is 12:52 here I just happened to wake up
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    I got mine a bit earlier this evening. They'd taken down the unlocked Linux downloads, but the free trial versions were available, and can be unlocked once you download them.

    Tested out the games version by installing an old copy of Unreal Tournament and playing it for a while.

    Expensive software
    is now free for the taking.
    Much fun to be had.

    (Thanks for the heads up, solveg!)

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    solveg, thanks for the heads-up. Here's one for you, in Finnish of course

    solvegin posti (solveg's post)
    jumitti palvelimet. (crashed the servers.)
    Kauhea ruuhka! (Incredible traffic rush!)

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    Got mine!

    I'll play with it when I get home (maybe I'll have a way to sync my old pocket PC now!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bklyn
    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    My haiku, wrote this several years ago when I worked in New Mexico at a camp where a standard bathroom didn't exist. I consider it some of my best work...

    water running over
    porcelain pleasure spoiled
    my morning ruined

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    got both pieces of mac software, now if i just had any windows software
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    Not sure which version of WINE Codeweavers is using. You can check the compatibility database here: http://www.winehq.org

    The vast majority of Windows apps that's in use (Word, Outlook, etc.) are supported.

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    downloaded software
    mac can now run new programs
    thank you much solveg
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