windows on a mac - the contest

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dredakiss, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. dredakiss macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else see the website contest for getting windows to run on an intel mac? Its done through donations and the purse is up to almost $6500 at the time of this writing! It should definitely be enough of an incentive to get someone to seriously attempt it. Plus more people are donating every day! I would personally love to have the flexibility of both OS on my soon to be bought 17" macbook pro (man i hope its soon). The site is winxponmac.com.

    Interestingly, if it cannot be done, the webmaster originally promised to return donations to contributors, but now they will be sent to a charity. Hopefully this isn't an indication of a scam and the charity isn't himself. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Thomas Harte macrumors 6502

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    Yes - if the web site owner was dishonest then that sounds like either Theft or Obtaining a Pecuniary Advantage by Deception both of which here in the UK are contrary the Theft Act 1968. Otherwise it sounds like some sort of breach of trust. I wish I had some law books to hand!

    EDIT: having checked the website, the author now states that "If you donated prior to 2006/01/23 2:10pm CST, and you do not wish to donate to charity, I will return your money minus the paypal fee", which is a quite different scenario. I'm not very good on trust law, but I definitely can't see you establishing criminal dishonesty. I guess notification is likely to be a factor - whether he has emailed all the early donators, etc.
     
  3. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Considering the guy sent me a thank you personally from his e-mail for the $50 I think he's honest. We had a nice like e-mail chat back and forth.
     
  4. ldenman macrumors regular

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    i had a chat with him on aim and he was a really cool dude.
    not that really cool dudes can't be dishonest, but i trust him.
     

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