James Takac p3nndrag0n at
Wed Jun 20 01:59:09 BST 2007

On Wednesday 20 June 2007 08:02:41 Andre Mangan wrote:
> 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.


I can verify that it works. Don't even get asked for verification to get the 
downloads that otherwise need it on my windows pc

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