updated 09:50 am EDT, Tue October 28, 2008
One-day CrossOver giveaway
As a result of a promise if gas prices fell to $2.79 in the Twin Cities, developer CodeWeavers says it is giving away free licenses of CrossOver, its Windows virtualization software for the Mac. The software places Windows apps into virtual containers called "bottles," which lets users run the apps without having to load Windows separately or as a complete virtual machine. Under the terms of the giveaway, people visiting the CodeWeavers site between 12AM on October 28th and 12AM on October 29th can pick up a special serial code entitling them to one free copy of CrossOver.
The company says that more giveaways are possible should more objectives be met in its "Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge." Among others, these include the arrest of Osama bin Laden, bringing the price of a gallon of milk to $3.50, creating at least one net job before 2009, and dropping the median home price to January 1st levels.