WINE & Microsoft WGA

Marcus Meissner meissner at
Wed Apr 5 08:43:12 CDT 2006


Just found by random websearch...

Q: Will systems running WINE pass WGA validation?
A: Wine is an implementation of the Windows 3.x and Win32 APIs on top
   of X and Unix. When WGA validation detects WINE running on the system,
   it will notify users that they are running non-genuine Windows, and it
   will not allow genuine Windows downloads for that system. Users of WINE
   should consult the WINE community for WINE updates. It is important
   to note that WINE users, and other users of non-genuine Windows,
   can continue to download updates for most Microsoft applications from
   Microsoft application-specific sites, such as Office Update.

Ciao, Marcus

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