[Wine] Re: We're adware-compatible!

3vi1 wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Jan 14 07:49:10 CST 2009

I wouldn't put too much stock in the braggings of an ad-ware author.  Let's see what happens when he sticks a null in the middle of the Wine registry.

People use Wine to run "must-have" or "no-equivalent-Linux-program" applications like productivity suites and games.  There's very little reason to install some crapware screensaver or the other apps typically bundled with adware.

And, if Wine does get infected (which would say something good about its compatibility), just blow away the prefix and either recreate it or restore it from a backup (BackupPC rocks!).  Installing different apps into their own prefixes makes this even easier.  And, it's not near the hassle that people go through when a Windows box gets owned.

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