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VNUNet.com: Linux experts wine over virus

Sep 25, 2001, 02:30 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)
"There was much mocking in the Linux camp this weekend when it was discovered that the Sir Cam virus will run under the Open Source operating system - but only under the Wine Windows emulator.

Although Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is not technically a Windows emulator for Linux, it is a compatibility layer allowing Windows binaries to run on the Linux OS. It is that compatibility that enables it to run the Sir Cam virus.

Reports emerging over the weekend have confirmed that the Sir Cam which spread across the internet throughout July, runs under Wine."

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