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CodeWeavers Announces Flock the Vote Software Giveaway 97

ywlke writes "This election year, CodeWeavers is repeating its 'Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge' from 2008, and will be giving away free one-year subscriptions to Crossover Linux and Mac. 'On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, beginning at 00:00 Central Time (+6 GMT), anyone visiting CodeWeavers’ Flock The Vote promotional web site ( 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. ... The company had recently launched its 'Flock the Vote' challenge – a voter turnout initiative in which CodeWeavers promised free software for 24 hours if 100,000 people pledged to vote in the 2012 Presidential election.'"
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CodeWeavers Announces Flock the Vote Software Giveaway

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  • Re:uses? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Gaygirlie ( 1657131 ) <gaygirlie&hotmail,com> on Tuesday October 30, 2012 @02:41AM (#41814891) Homepage

    Games and all kinds of regular applications. CrossOver supports a large amount of software and there is a one-click installation mode for many of the more popular apps. Basically, if you want Wine but with paid-for support and easier installation CrossOver will probably suit you.

  • Re:Anyone != Nobody (Score:5, Informative)

    by dougisfunny ( 1200171 ) on Tuesday October 30, 2012 @03:03AM (#41814969)

    Are you in orbit? The site says:
    "Who: FREE to anyone on the planet"

  • Re:uses? (Score:3, Informative)

    by voxner ( 1217902 ) on Tuesday October 30, 2012 @03:36AM (#41815083)
    Running Microsoft Office in Linux. I had a good experience with codeweaver for linux. I haven't tried wine yet...
  • Re:uses? (Score:4, Informative)

    by jeremy_white ( 598942 ) * on Tuesday October 30, 2012 @08:40AM (#41816483) Homepage

    Yes, Wine really is coming along nicely. It's been a very long hard fight, but an amazing range of things work, and it's just going to keep getting better.

    Note that Wine has a sponsor - CodeWeavers - and we have collectively dumped at least $20 Million on Wine through the years. Wine is hard.

    We do all of that that $59.95 at a time, with the support of people who understand what we do and who choose to support us. I think this is amazing and powerful and wonderful, and I am deeply grateful to everyone who does support us.

    I just wish more people knew the details and understood why PlayOnLinux and stock Wine work so well these days. My ducky demise will not be in vain if just one more person discovers CrossOver goodness :-).


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