wine autorun utility
chris.kcat at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 22:53:08 CDT 2006
On Thursday 29 June 2006 20:31, Tim Schmidt wrote:
> The Sony rootkit fiasco alone should be enough to end this conversation.
If you notice, Sony got into a lot of trouble over that. And the problem
wasn't autorun. The problem was that the disc installed the rootkit
anyway /even if the user said no/. The same exact thing would've happened if
the user had to browse the CD and double-click setup.exe, or whatever the
file was called. Should Wine disable running .exe files because they may
install rootkits on users' machines? Of course not, because that would be
couter-productive to what Wine is trying to achieve. It's the same thing with
autorun. It may or may not cause problems, but it's the user's responsibility
to take proper care of their machine. It's just as true in Windows as it is
in Linux, or any other OS.
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