Ever wanted to try CrossOver, software that lets you run Windows apps on your Mac or Linux box without running Windows? Well, if you're quick, you can download it for free.
CodeWeavers, makers of CrossOver, an application that lets Mac and Linux users run many Windows apps without running Windows are offering a free serial number for today only.
As a refresher, CrossOver uses Wine, an 'open-source reimplementation of the Win32 API for Unix-based operating systems. Wine allows Windows applications to be run without a Windows operating system license. CodeWeavers is the largest corporate sponsor of the Wine Project, and contributes all of its work to free Wine.'
While APC doesn't normally get involved with US politics, the CodeWeavers Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge gave President Bush a number of challenges to complete before he steps down from his presidency. The challenges included:
- Reduce the price of gasolime to US$2.79
- Reduce the price of food so a gallon of milk is US$3.50
- Create more jobs by increasing employment to 138,002,001 in non-farm jobs
- Rejuvenate the housing market so average house prices return to US$233,000
- Bring Osama Bin Laden to justice
In honour of petrol prices falling below $2.79/gallon, CodeWeavers made good on their promise and are making CrossOver free for Tuesday 28th in the US.
While it's now the 29th here in Australia, you've still got until 23:59 CST (Central Standard Time), or 3:59 PM to register for your free serial in NSW and Victoria, 2:59 PM in Queensland, 3:29 PM in SA or 1:59 PM in the West.
The CodeWeaver server has been crushed by traffic but a simplified page lets you submit your request for a serial number via email, and the site promises that 'you will be able to unlock your serial number for an extended time, (an additional 48 hours)'.