Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at
Fri Jun 22 12:58:14 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.
> -- 
> andremangan at <mailto:andremangan at>

hasnt this been done before, several times?

Karl Goetz
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