Linux using wine passes Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage test



This will likely not last long, but according to this post at bit-tech.net, the author went to windows update to try to download directx on his linux machine just to see if it would work. (I assume he was using Internet Explorer running on wine.)


The catch is, of course, Microsoft has started testing windowsupdate users to see if they have a legitimate version of Windows. Apparently wine passed with no tinkering. After looking at his screenshot I can’t vouch that he used Explorer. Like I said though, I bet it won’t work for long.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Windows to Linux migration tool With impeccable timing.... Desktop Linux is reporting that Resolvo systems has released their "MoveOver Enterprise" desktop migration tool to assist migrating from Windows to Linux in the Enterprise. The software automates the process through a wizard-driven interface and helps to make the transition from Microsoft Windows to Linux an easy......
  • Open Source Word Processor Roundup Newsforge has a comparison up of three open source word processors. Abiword, Kword and the beta release of the write component of OpenOffice.org 2 are compared in this review. Abiword and OpenOffice.Org should both be available for Windows or Linux (or Mac) and Kword is primarily Linux (Mac OS X......
  • Remote Tech Support with x11vnc and wrapper script So, the idea is that I wanted something "like" the Ultranvnc Single Click download, only for linux. The main idea being is that if someone is looking for a bit of desktop tech support on linux, we don't need to be giving instructions for 5 different package managers, or source......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Palm Pixi Announced /caption]The Palm Pre came out with huge anticipation and big fanfare, but recently Palm announced a new phone - the Palm Pixi. Like the Palm Pre, it uses Palms new WebOS operating system based on Linux. The multimedia smartphone is viewed as a successor to the Palm Centro - Palm's......
  • Working Out with Your Dog Both you and your dog need exercise in order to live long, healthy lives. You can kill two birds with one stone by adapting a workout routine that works for both you and your four legged companion. There are a wide variety of different ways that you can work out......
  • New Google Operating System Confirmed There have long been rumors of a Google Operating system. Last night those rumors were finally laid to rest with the announcement that a new Google operating system is in the works. If you ask me, the Google Chrome OS will really be nothing more than a Linux distribution. It......
en.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site