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Bug#407063: wine in desktop task?

On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 11:26:19AM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Robert Millan wrote:
> > That's good enough for a power user.  But think of Joe user who just
> > got Debian preinstalled on his laptop because he wanted to save $100
> > in license fees.  He has no idea what wine is, but if he can just
> > "click on setup.exe" and it works, he will never need to know about
> > wine.
> If he has no idea, and he just clicks on anything which has an .exe
> extension, he will need to know about windows virus and trojans instead.

But then windows virus and trojans need to know that messing with your
c:\windows isn't the right way to damage your system if you're
using wine.   And if they are actualy going to make wine-aware virus, they
could write a bash script as well.

My point is that it isn't lack or presence of win32 api support that makes a
difference, but rather disposition of malware authors to target this system (and
security awareness of Joe, of course).

Robert Millan

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