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[News] Iwin all gone...ANN.lu
Posted on 02-May-2000 12:28 GMT by Christian Kemp8 comments
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According to a poster in comp.sys.amiga.misc, the IWin website, and therefore the last evidence of this monster hoax/scam, has finally disappeared. I don't even remember their URL, but all the while I was kinda expecting that Iwin's end would be different than just a simple disappearance without further notice. Like a law suit against them, a message on their site stating they've moved to Sibiria to hibernate, a posting with explanations, anything.
Iwin all gone... : Comment 1 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Robert Simmonds on 01-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I think their URL was www.iwin-corp.com. It might not have had the "-" in it.
however, www.iwin.com is still about, I think its a gambling site =)
Iwin all gone... : Comment 2 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Rafo on 01-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Who gives a crap about Iwin ? Was fake anyway.
Iwin all gone... : Comment 3 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Torsten on 01-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Iwin ist just a real-time, real-life caricature of Amigas actions created by a crazy former Amiga-User...
Not very funny.
Iwin all gone... : Comment 4 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Lars Nelson on 01-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I can't believe they spent money doing it. I even called
them on their cell phone, and spoke with them on long
distance from USA to Germany. Then there was the website,
the Usenet postings, etc.
With their passing, our time can sure be spent better.
Iwin all gone... : Comment 5 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Billy_Bob on 01-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Robert Simmonds):
The website is still available on....
http://151.196.202.71/
Iwin all gone... : Comment 6 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by PaulT on 01-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Billy_Bob):
The latter numerical address _does_ work, and various things are still shown on their site. However, the gentleman at Merlancia, listed as an Iwin dealer, laughed and says he hasn't heard from them for more than 6 months. I figure the whole Iwin situation is an unfortunate occurrence of news briefs arriving here from a nearby parallel universe - one where Iwin actually accomplished something.
They talked a great line but even their final product listed, the "iAROS board" with PCI card and drive, wouldn't have really done anything that you couldn't accomplish with AmigaForever/UAE other than perhaps booting faster.
PaulT
Iwin all gone... : Comment 7 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 03-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Haaaa haaaa, ha. Look in the dealers list and you also find the infamous CS&E listed, haaa haa haaaaaa! :))
Iwin all gone... : Comment 8 of 8ANN.lu
Posted by Ryan E. A. Czerwinski-Merlancia Industries on 03-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Their website worked up until last week at www.iwin-corp.de
they never paid the regg fees on the .com addresses. they had about 6 .de URLs.
I never said they weren't for real, as this is not wholly true.
But it is a relief t ome that theit .de domain has dies. Not because i have any distain to them, but rather because I knew the site would be like Softwood's softwood.com. It would never be updated again...
As far as Martin is concerned, I never could reach him on the phone. To the gent that has a cell line gor him I ask that he e-mail me with the Nr. I would like to speak to Martin on some things.
Oh, anbd yes, the IP address still connects to the server. This is not to last....
Cheers,
Ryan E. A. Czerwinski
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