• Oct 28th 2008 at 7:54AM
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While we've been fretting how low gas prices could slow development of alternative fuel technologies, our friends at TUAW have found a real upside to cheap gas: free software. Thanks to a brash pronouncement by CodeWeavers CEO Jeremy White back in July, CodeWeavers will allow people to download one of the company's programs for free, today only. White offered the programs under the stipulation that the lame duck President Bush needed to achieve one of five goals, including bringing the price of gas in Minneapolis (where CodeWeavers is based) down to $2.79 a gallon. I guess this is one of those Mission Accomplished moments.
The three programs are for Mac and Linux users only. CrossOver Mac lets Mac users run Windows software, CrossOver Games is designed for Windows games on a Mac and CrossOver Linux puts Windows apps on your Linux box. You won't be able to buy a PHEV any quicker, but at least you might get something from the low pump prices.

Watch White make his offer/challenge after the jump.

[Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune via TUAW]

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      Off Topic. Are there not editors here?
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      ooooh! tasty crossover linux for free... i'ma gonna get me some and see if it allows VST
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      Unfortunately, the Codeweaver server has apparently crashed due to the overload.
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      I was worried about this: when I try to run the software I get a "...not supported on this architecture" message. I bought my Mac Mini a couple of months before the announcement of the move from IBM PowerPC chips to the Intel processor. So if you have a PowerPC-based Mac don't bother downloading this software...

      TX CHL Instructor: the server is back up in a text-only version. There's an apology on there that due to the demand from Digg readers there's exceptionally high volume. Try it again.

      Mike Z: this is remotely on-topic. The reason for the download is that the price of gasoline dropped to the price it was in July 2007.

      Thanks to ABG for pointing this out. I would have never caught wind of this otherwise.
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