[linux-audio-user] Sony Rooted Kit - get yer cheque book out

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 12:14:10 EST 2005

On 11/11/05, Noah Roberts <roberts.noah at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/11/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 11/11/05, Esben Stien <b0ef at esben-stien.name> wrote:
> > > studio-64 <fsmith at walescomputers.co.uk> writes:
> > >
> > > > This seems to be rolling on!
> > >
> > > They will always roll. This is of no relevance to users of free
> > > software systems in this respect.
> >
> > Please do not be so sure of this. If you are a user of Wine, for
> > instance follow the Savihost/VST thread for a reason, and should you,
> > for some reason, load that CD while in a program running under Wine,
> > then is seems possible that files will get installed. Whether Wine
> > would react to these files is a complete guess. Not likely, I think,
> > but certainly not impossible, depending on what gets installed.
> Reminds me of the article written which tests the Wine emulation of
> Windows by attempting to infect it with viruses.  Most just crashed,
> some did nothing.  Conclusion, Wine is not a true Windows emulator.

Wine stands for 'Wine Is Not and Emulator' so by definition it cannot
be a true emulator, right? ;-)

However, I agree with your point. I think it unlikely to hurt a Wine
install, but who knows?

- Mark

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