Malware on Wine review
zgold at bluesata.com
Mon Feb 23 17:58:10 CST 2009
2009/2/23 Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com>:
> Ben Klein <shacklein at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> "Do not set the file association for Windows executables with Wine.
>>> This would enable running Windows executables in Wine by simply double
>>> clicking them."
>>> I saw a patch floating by to turn this on by default recently. Maybe
>>> we should make it off by default, but easy to turn on...?
>> This would annoy all the people that the association targets. We can
>> either make it easy to run all Windows apps (malware and legit) via
>> file manager, or none at all.
> Yes, exactly. The default should be off, and it should be easy to
> turn on.
> - Dan
I disagree on this point. Is malware via Wine on Linux really a
problem commonly affecting users? What happened to replicated
Window's behavior bug for bug? User X might ask: double clicking an
exe works in Windows why shouldn't it in Linux? Why should user X
have to go through an extra step to do something on Linux than they
would on Windows?
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