How to determine if an application is running in Wine environment?

Mike Hearn mh at
Fri Jun 11 06:11:51 CDT 2004

On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 17:13:19 -0700, Joshua Walker wrote:
> Let's pretend that a particular software manufacturer
> decides that running thier software under wine is no
> in the best intrest of the company. Or better yet,
> decides that if the program isn't running under a true
> Microsoft windows It will you that running program XYZ
> under Wine is illigal (Due to click-wrap licence
> agreement). Can you safely remove that key so that
> "menie" programs like that don't know where they are.

Not trivially, but if you are thinking of Microsoft then that would be
illegal and I doubt they are keen on landing themselves in court all over

There are ways to detect Wine that would be nearly impossible to fool
without extensive system modifications. We'll jump that hurdle when we
come to it.

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