Archive for June, 2007

About Windows WGA validation

Monday, June 18th, 2007

Yesterday a very smart user on UbuntuForums.org discovered that Wine+IEs4Linux can be validated by the Windows Genuine Advantage Tools. So people can download restricted software on microsoft.com without even owning an original MS Windows license, what is illegal.

Just to remember everyone that is using IEs4Linux that the Legal notices page in this site says clearly (since the project started) that to use IEs4Linux you must have a valid Windows license. Using IEs4Linux without a Windows license is illegal and, of course, more illegal if you use that to download those restricted softwares.

Besides all that legal stuff, of course it’s very funny that many pirate windows don’t validate and Wine+IEs4Linux, that is not Windows, validates. But expect a correction from MS soon; these news were widely published 🙂