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jeremy 03-09-2004 05:03 PM

New Contest
I am happy to announce a new contest! This contest is being sponsored by the folks at VMware. I'd like to thank Stephanie from VMware for working with me on this. The prize will be a free copy of the soon to be released VMware Workstation 4.5. There will be two winners for this contest. So how do you win? It's simple. On March 30th I will select 2 members at random from the DB. You must have at least:

1 post in the forums -
1 entry in the HCL -
1 entry in the reviews section -

That's right, you are eligible simply by contributing to Remember, the script that chooses from random will be run on March 30th, so make sure you have meet the criteria by then. Also remember, entries to the HCL and the reviews section are moderated, so please do not add fictitious entries - they will not be counted. If you have any questions let me know.


jeremy 03-09-2004 05:05 PM

BTW, if you have never heard of VMware or would like more info you should check out as they really do produce a fine product. If you *have* to dual boot for some reason VMware is the way to go. They do have a 30 day trial if you'd like to try it out.


Likosin 03-09-2004 06:19 PM

'New Content' should be 'New Contest'

You do have a way to change the news title, right...?

jeremy 03-09-2004 06:30 PM

Updated, thanks.


LinuxLala 03-12-2004 12:18 AM

WOW, this is so COOL.

porous 03-12-2004 01:44 PM

cool.... lets see who are the lucky ones..

MasterC 03-12-2004 04:42 PM

Oooh, me, pick me! :D


Pauli 03-12-2004 07:20 PM

Just a little thing, what happens if a member which has not been active in a year wins it? :) Does it still count, because if you dont come here in a year, would that not mean you are not longer interested in this place?

rberry88 03-12-2004 07:56 PM

I don't think a member that hasn't been active in a year would have an entry in the Reviews or HCL section, especially the HCL because, IIRC, that hasn't been around that long.


Pauli 03-12-2004 08:03 PM

Ahh. Good point. But since I havent been a member here for 2 weeks, I wouldn't know how old the HCL is :)

DrOzz 03-13-2004 11:10 AM

hey jeremy, just a couple of questions outta curiousty ...
is this going to be a new ongoing contest, with different prizes (or same) ...
or is this a one time deal ?! and if this only a one time thing .. are you going to
be starting a contest such as the affero one which used to run !?

jeremy 03-14-2004 03:28 PM

This is a one time contest that VMare was kind enough to sponsor. The Affero contest is coming back soon!


DrOzz 03-14-2004 07:04 PM

thats cool, thx for the info ..
and thanks to VMware for there generosity ;)

Craigwd 03-15-2004 07:38 PM

review requirement
How long should the review be? Any length minimum?

jeremy 03-15-2004 07:46 PM

Craigwd, there is no official mimimum. Succinct is fine, as long as you get your point across.


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