Microsoft Watch: Are Wine Users Just 'Whining' About Microsoft's Anti-Piracy Plans?
Feb 18, 2005, 21:15 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)
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"Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program has had its
share of critics. But this week, a number of open-source advocates
joined the ranks of those questioning Microsoft's methods for
thwarting software piracy.
"On Wednesday, a developer of Wine--an open-source
implementation of the Windows application-programming interface
that allows Windows applications to run on Unix and Linux--said he
discovered that Microsoft's Windows validation tool checks for Wine
and generates an error when it is found..."