Ubuntu Linux validates as Genuine Windows

Posted on Saturday, Jun 23 2007 @ 11:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Last week an Ubuntu Linux user reported about his effort to get an Ubuntu installation validated as a genuine copy of Microsoft Windows. Slashdot reports:
A user at UbuntuForums.org managed to validate an Ubuntu installation as a genuine copy of Microsoft Windows and get to the download page of Windows Defender, using IE4Linux and Wine. (Here is an OGG video of the process.) Along with the advancement of LiveCD technology, this could spell the end of Microsoft's control over who gets their updates.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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