WINE & Microsoft WGA
scott at open-vote.org
Wed Apr 5 19:17:52 CDT 2006
Is there a way we could ask Microsoft to use "Wine" instead of "WINE"?
On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 15:43 +0200, Marcus Meissner wrote:
> 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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