[K12OSN] Microsoft and Wine

Brandon Kovach bkovach at lrhs.greene-r8.k12.mo.us
Fri Feb 18 19:08:04 UTC 2005

he should be.

Doug Simpson wrote:

>Ol' Billy's getting worried!
>Doug Simpson
>Technology Specialist
>DeQueen Public Schools
>DeQueen, AR 71832
>simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
>Tux for President!
>On Fri, 18 Feb 2005, Bryant Patten wrote:
>>a friend just forwarded this along to me... apologies if it has already 
>>been posted here
>>Microsoft Blocking Wine Users From Downloads Site
>>Posted by Zonk on Thursday February 17, @09:34AM
>>from the they-could-use-some dept.
>>IamTheRealMike writes
>>"In January, Microsoft announced a new anti-piracy
>>initiative called Genuine Advantage. From this summer onwards all users 
>>Microsoft Downloads will be required to validate using either an ActiveX
>>control or a standalone tool. Yesterday Ivan Leo Puoti, a Wine 
>>discovered that the validation tool checks directly for Wine and bails 
>>with a generic error when found. This is significant as it's not only 
>>first time Microsoft has actively discriminated against users running 
>>programs via Wine, but it's also the first time they've broken radio 
>>on the project."
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