Microsoft targeting WINE with WGA

Microsoft’s latest target is WINE. With the Windows Genuine Advantage, they are targeting the one way that Linux users have been accessing Microsoft products without using the operating system.
Codeweaver’s president, Jeremy White:

“The reason we love this is because this shows that Microsoft is aware of Wine at very high levels,” said White. “For us it’s exciting — it is an acknowledgement of us as a threat.”

Slashdot < ZDnet.co.uk


Personal note: Hah. Microsoft is scared of Wine of all things. Must actually be cutting into their profit margin. Again, open-source shows that it can make a difference in the world and proprietary software corporations are scared.