jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 3 02:26:14 UTC 2010
On 11/30/10 7:50 PM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 November 2010 22:31:46 Hiisi wrote:
>> Well, if I have wine installed (and my system is opened for windoze
>> viruses) what should I use to open that flash.exe file? Firefox and
>> flash-player for windoze?
> Just open a terminal, type
> wine flash.exe
> and see what happens. :-) If it is a standalone program it should just run.
> Btw, I don't think your system is open for Windows viruses just by installing
> wine. Typically wine has trouble running even legitimate programs made for
> Windows (since it still doesn't translate *all* features of Windows OS into
> Linux environment), let alone viruses which deliberately have "dirty" code and
> use quirks, bugs and holes of the Windows OS. Typically wine cannot emulate
> those bugs and holes so effectively as the original Windows :-) , so AFAIK
> viruses would typically fail to run under wine. Of course, YMMV. Also, you
> would need to be stupid enough to type "wine my-favorite-virus.exe" in the
> terminal to actually run the thing, I doubt it would run as automatically as
> in Windows... ;-) Then again, I might be wrong, I'm no expert on wine, just an
> occasional user.
Google Wine Virus and see what you get back. Remember, Wine is designed
to be run as a normal user and what you can reach, it can too.
However, work is ongoing to continuously improve Wine.
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