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.