andrew at swinndesign.com
Thu Jun 21 00:46:11 BST 2007
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 was curious as to why this would be of any use. All the
patches/hotfixes can be downloaded separately if the dodgy validation fails.
The article make reference to Windows Defender. I am puzzled as to why
anyone in the Linux community would see value in this product.
The only other thing I can think of that requires validation is the IE7
install, but that is done during the installation process and you cannot
download the whole thing in one go.
Have a I missed something?
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