[Wine] Re: Wine and security, keeping viruses contained

roderick wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sun May 4 17:14:00 CDT 2008

I think the original issue is that the user is confusing the regular .desktop file with a windows shortcut - these are two completely different things. 

Wine with use native linux tools to generate a desktop file, which looks similar to the windows sortcut, but it is most certainly not the windows shortcut.

This should not be a concern, as the generated desktop file is just a regular .desktop used by your linux system and has an exec line with wine and the windows program - that's all. It's not windows accessing your desktop :)


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