CodeWeavers is a US based commercial company which sells software which enables users of Mac OSX and Linux to run Microsoft and other third-party Windows compatible applications.
think about that for a second or two! This enables you to run quite a
lot of popular Windows applications on your Mac or Linux PC.
During October 28th 2008 (US time) they are giving away their software for Nix, nada, nothing, gratis, free! How did that happen?
to a Press Release, it began as
a political stunt in that the company challenged the US President to do
something amazing in his last few weeks in power.
White, president and CEO of CodeWeavers had this to say, "The goals
focused on President Bush making specific positive
accomplishments in areas such as the economy, home values, the stock
market, the war on terror and other key issues. Specifically, one goal
called for President Bush to help down bring average gasoline prices in
the Twin Cities to $2.79 a gallon. On Monday, Oct. 14, gas prices in
Minneapolis and St. Paul did just that." Unfortunately it was for all
the wrong reasons.
However, the company stuck to it's word and is, for 24 hours, allowing free registration and downloading of it's software.
But what does this mean for you, as a Mac or Linux user? On the next page I describe my experiences installing and briefly testing it.
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