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Free CodeWeavers software [Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 2008|01:47 pm]
The richest girl in town.
From sushispook:

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.
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[User Picture]From: gordonzola
2008-10-28 09:00 pm (UTC)
$2.79 a gallon? sounds like that state/county needs more taxes for environmental clean up!
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[User Picture]From: flipping_hades
2008-10-28 10:40 pm (UTC)
Hahah - I was thinking something similar. "They're not being disincentivized enough".
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