Andre Mangan andremangan at
Tue Jun 19 23:02:41 BST 2007

The following article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday, 19th
June, 2007, p.25, IT Update.

Windows cracked
A Linux penguin is claiming a coup: he has fooled Microsoft into thinking an
Ubuntu Linux installation was "genuine Windows".  Microsoft's Windows
Genuine Validation is "an online validation process that allows you to
verify that your copy of Windows is genuine", says Microsoft's website.
However Linux user "Rob" posted an account of how he used a Windows emulator
and a program called IEs4 Linux and was astounded to find Microsoft's system
validated him as a genuine Windows user.  "I just did this for a laugh and
didn't expect it to work," he said.

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