WGA successfully infiltrated by Penguinista!

Written by Jason Cundall

August 8, 2005 // 1:09 p.m.

Tags: #direct-x #linux #linux-passes-wga-checks #wga #windows-genuine-advantage #wine

Here's a funny story. Linux user walks into bar... Oh no, hang on - Linux user logs onto Microsoft, to download DX9. Passes WGA with flying colours, with no tinkering involved. Hilarity ensues:

Whilst attempting to download directX (to see if i could install it on Wine) I came across a lil "Windows Genuine Advantage" check before I could download it.

Being a Linux Zealot, this is the first time I've actually seen it, but I've obviously heard lots about it. So, I think, lets see what Microsoft makes of a Linux box then.....

clicketyclick. copy-paste-code. clicketyclick.

A few brief moments later....

Et voila. Whaddya know, it turns out that Linux, using wine, is an actual genuine copy of Windows, according to the WGA checker exe.


See the pics of the penguin powered act of infiltration here, and don't forget to tell us what you think of this... oddity... in our news forum here.

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