wine autorun utility

Chris chris.kcat at
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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