CodeWeavers, company behind Wine project and CrossOver Office officially announced the press release about their marketing promo : Free CodeWeavers Software for 1 Day only + 1 Year support.

CODEWEAVERS’ SOFTWARE FREE FOR DOWNLOAD THANKS TO GEORGE W. BUSH AND FALLING GAS PRICES
Giveaway Triggered in CodeWeaver’s Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge; “We take full responsibility for global economic collapse,” says CEO
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (October 27, 2008) – The catastrophic cratering of the global economy, falling gas prices and President George W. Bush’s recent executive activities have indirectly prompted Saint Paul gadfly software developers CodeWeavers, Inc., to provide free software for every American on Oct. 28, company officials reluctantly announced today.
In July, CodeWeavers – whose software lets Mac OS X and Linux users run Windows programs without having to Microsoft for a Windows OS license – launched the Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge (lameduck.codeweavers.com) to encourage President Bush to make the most of his remaining days in office by accomplishing a major economic or political goal by January 20, 2009.
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.
“That morning, I was filling my tank at Big Steve’s Gas Palace in St. Paul,” said Jeremy White, president and CEO of CodeWeavers. “I had just finished my morning corn dog and 64-ounce Dr. Pepper when I looked at the pump and noticed gas was at $2.79. 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…”
White admits this is not how he foresaw the Challenge unfolding.
“I launched the campaign to inspire President Bush to make the most of his final days in office. Who knew that our Challenge would have this kind of impact on the country?” White said. “On the other hand, who knew that the economy would implode, causing oil demand to drop into the abyss and gas prices to plummet as well. Clearly, investigating Bear Stearns, AIG and those guys is misplaced – CodeWeavers is responsible for this mess. So it’s free software for all!”
How to Get the Free Software
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, any one visiting the CodeWeavers’ Web site (www.codeweavers.com) will be given a deal code that will entitle them to one free copy of CodeWeavers’ award-winning CrossOver software. Each copy comes complete with support.
“I realize that by giving away all my software, I’ve caused horrific damage to my company’s bottom line,” White said. “In fact, our vice president of sales wretched Starbucks all over his shirt when he learned the news. But, I figure, the way the economy is going, in a few months everyone might be out on the streets, wearing potato sacks and standing in line for squirrel soup, so why not?”
White also noted that if other Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge goals are met, CodeWeavers will once again provide free software. Goals include:

  • Return the stock market to it’s 2008 high
  • Reduce the average price of a gallon of milk to $3.50
  • Create at least one net job in the U.S. this calendar year
  • Return the median home price to its Jan. 1, 2008 level
  • Bring Osama Bin-Laden to justice

About CodeWeavers
Founded in 1996 as a general software consultancy, CodeWeavers today focuses on the development of Wine: the core technology found in all of its CrossOver products. The company’s goal is to bring expanded market opportunities for Windows software developers by making it easier, faster and more painless to port Windows software to Mac OS X and Linux. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source Windows porting technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, the UK and elsewhere around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, log on to www.codeweavers.com.

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Contact: Alex Seitz, Haberman & Associates, 612-372-6471, alex@modernstorytellers.com.
Eric Davis, Haberman & Associates, 612-372-6465,
eric@modernstorytellers.com.

Sound likely as hoax, “October Mop” just like “April Mop” ? I hope not. I’ve checked this news on various source (and also with the original website) and this news is valid, except I’ve cheated 😀
For Indonesian reader, please note that it is October 2008 on USA timezone. Indonesia get an early October 2008 a few hours before USA 😛
Updated on October 28, 2008 : 10:24 am (GMT+7, Bangkok Hanoi Jakarta) :
It’s officially available now.

16 thoughts on “CrossOver Office and Codeweavers Product Free Download”
  1. […] Pernah mendengar CrossOver ? Kalau belum pernah, mungkin pernah mendengar Wine Project, salah satu proyek aplikasi yang ditujukan agar sistem operasi Linux dan Mac bisa menjalankan aplikasi Windows secara native. CrossOver adalah produk komersil dan berlisensi meski masih lebih rendah daripada lisensi Windows.Wine & CrossOver adalah pilihan paling tepat bagi para pengguna Windows yang beralih ke Linux namun masih menggunakan beberapa aplikasi Windows. Saat ini cukup banyak software yang disupport,termasuk Microsoft Office, Macromedia DreamWeaver dan PhotoshopTanggal 28 Oktober ini CodeWeavers meluncurkan promo marketing  dengan menyediakan produk komersil mereka secara gratis untuk satu hari saja.Bagaimana caranya ? Silakan baca press releasenya…Catatan : Similar Posting. […]

  2. Nuwun Mas Masim. Udah ke website-nya Codeweaver dan emang bisa download for free, dapat serial-nya juga. Wah, ada hikmah-nya juga ya, krisis global kali ini, bisa dapat software for free.

  3. #Budhi,
    You’re welcome. The title of download file is “trial” but we get the serial number by mail.
    What is the different between cracking crossover and this installer ? The installer as described above are halalan thayyiban 😛

  4. lagi nyobain donlod neh.
    tapi kok dapetnya yang trial version yah.
    katanya sih karena lagi high-demand, jadi di disable dulu sementara.
    wah wah wah…

  5. lagi nyobain donlod neh.
    tapi kok dapetnya yang trial version yah.
    katanya sih karena lagi high-demand, jadi di disable dulu sementara.
    wah wah wah…

  6. #Vandai,
    It’s trial but we get the serial number 🙂
    #Ahromi,
    I most preferred to download it now 🙂

  7. #Vandai,
    It’s trial but we get the serial number 🙂
    #Ahromi,
    I most preferred to download it now 🙂

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