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Get Free CodeWeavers CrossOver License

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CodeWeavers is a company that sells a proprietary version of Wine called CrossOver, for running Windows applications on Mac OS X and Linux. The Codeweavers "Great American Lame Duck Presidential Challenge" has ended as average gasoline prices in the Twin Cities to $2.79 a gallon. You can download full unlocked version for Mac or Linux.

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 bring down prices.

According to wikipedia:

On October 14, gas prices in Minneapolis and St. Paul did just that (2.79 a gallon). Codeweavers were true to their word, and on October 28, a combination of Slashdot and Digg took down their website as people rushed to get the free software. According to Codeweavers, "You will be able to unlock your serial number that was emailed to you for an extended time, (an additional 48 hours), due to this downtime.

Direct download links

For Tuesday, October 28, 2008 only, they are putting up fully unlocked builds:

Linux Find SCSI Hard Disk Model, Serial Number, Size, and Total Sectors Information

Simply use utility called sdparm to fetch SCSI / SATA device information. Inquiry data including Vital Product Data (VPD) pages can also be displayed. Commands associated with starting and stopping the medium; loading and unloading the medium; and other housekeeping functions may also be performed by this utility.

In short you can get or set SCSI hard disk parameters. If you are using ATA ( IDE ) hard disk use hdparm utility.

Install sdparm utility

Type the following command at shell prompt:
# apt-get install sdparm
Red Hat / CentOS user can grab sdparm rpm package here.

sdparm examples

To list common mode parameters of a disk, enter:
# sdparm /dev/sda
To list the designators within the device identification VPD page of a disk:
# sdparm --inquiry /dev/sdb
To see all parameters for the caching mode page:
# sdparm --page=ca /dev/sdc
To set the "Writeback Cache Enable" bit in the current values page:
# sdparm --set=WCE /dev/sda

Further readings:

  • sdparm man page

IBM / Lenovo Computer Print Serial Number and Other Information from a Shell Command Prompt

If you are a proud owner of IBM / Lenovo laptop / desktop computer use vpddecode command to print the "vital product data" information without opening your case or rebooting the system. This information is hardcoded on almost all IBM and Lenovo computers BIOS. It will show following information:

=> BIOS Build ID
=> Box Serial Number
=> Motherboard Serial Number
=> Machine Type/Model
=> BIOS Release Date
=> Default Flash Image File Name

Command to display BIOS information

WARNING! These examples only works on IBM/Lenovo Computer or Laptop systems

Open terminal and type the following command as the root user:

$ sudo vpddecode
# vpddecode