Well hey everybody! WTF IS THIS? A CONTEST?! WHERE WERE YOU DURING XMAS! Yea, yea I know.. well, The gift giving season has extended into 2013!
The other day after a re-install of my MacBook due to a memory failure which resulted in a drive corruption (Don’t even get me started!) I had to find my handy dandy License Key card for VMware Fusion… Well, let’s just say that took a bit of time and hours before I was able to find my key, I came across this little gem!
Whoa, whoa, whoa… Wait a minute, WHERE DID YOU GET THAT!? Yea, I know, right?! But here’s the thing. I don’t like to hoard stuff when those of you in the community can benefit from it and rock out your life in an epic way, I mean … It’s certainly not THIS…. But it’ll do donkey, it’ll do…
But seriously… I said something about CONTEST didn’t I? Okay, well here in pretty large and bold lettering….
So you want to win yourself a copy of VMware Workstation 9 and you’re all like “WTF DO i HAS TO DO?!?” It’s actually pretty simple. I provide you two paths to contestdom!
In the comments, write an example/story/whatever of something you are unable to virtualize and the reasons why. Seems pretty straight forward.
This is actually two-fold. On the one hand, us in the community get a sense of what other challenges our peers are suffering through of things unable to virtualize and all of the pains associated. But on the other hand, if we as the community have SOLUTIONS to your unvirtualizable scenario, then we ALL win. Sounds excellent, right? I particularly love finding solutions where there are apparently none, so I’m hoping you’ll all participate in this!
In this path, I want you to tell me how you might go about actually using this license you will win. Maybe it’ll change your life, maybe it will transform your career, maybe you’ve been too lazy to upgrade your previous version and this fills that niche, you know… Whatever.
Optionally, it’d be pretty awesome if you followed us on Twitter so as to stay up to date on whatever ridiculous banter we share, I suggest following a few twitter handles, which everyone prospers by this effort anyway, you can gain an extra ‘entry’ by doing it, but only do it if you really want to :)
- @cxi (me) – Christopher Kusek on Twitter!
- @nerdblurt – Luigi Danakos who you’ll find out a bit more about in a moment! Blogger at nerdblurt.com
- @sixfootdad – Damian Karlson, dear friend and virtualization rockstar, and #vBrownbagger
- @vDestination – Rockstar of a friend and blogger Greg Stuart, the movement behind vDestination.com
- @davemhenry – Dave Henry – He’s the kind of guy in the virtualization community you should just know, and madman behind geekfluent.com
- @that1guynick – Nick Howell, rockstar, Datacenter Dude, NetAppian, all that jazz! datacenterdude.com
- @h0bbel – Christian Mohn, Another rockstar who shows off his mad skills at vNinja.net
- THIS JUST IN! The rockstar Christian Mohn just mentioned seconds ago… is tossing ANOTHER Workstation license into the pile! +1
HOW DO i WIN A COPY OF VMWARE FUSION?!?!
I know what you’re saying, “I don’t have a PC and don’t need Workstation! I have a MAC because I’m a MAC USER OMG MAC MAC MAC MAC MAC!. Yea I hear you, I’m writing this on LiveWriter (best blog writing tool in the world!) in my Win7 VM under Fusion… Hell, if I weren’t using the key for THIS instance, I’d be giving this away too. But no. My dear friend Luigi, Nerdblurt mentioned above actually had his OWN CONTEST running, and when he saw I was going to give away a copy of Workstation, well, it was like a match made in heaven. You know. But not in a creepy way. :)
So introducing the Blog post by Luigi:
You need to check out his blog post for details on this, which I definitely encourage you to my fellow friendly fusionistas out there! This is an amazing opportunity for a freeeeee license to kickstart your… well, whatever you’ll be kickstarting! I know my life changed when I got my first copy of VMware back in 97 or so, and what better way to take things to the next level today!
So good luck to all, I hope to see some awesome submissions, but most importantly… I wish you all good luck as I want all of you to walk away from this experience better for it. Good Luck and stay virtual! (or some other lame tagline ;))