smoke and mirrors - any way to trick an app into thinking I'm running linux?

Darrin Chandler dwchandler at
Sun Jun 18 21:31:40 UTC 2006

On Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 10:13:03PM +0100, Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> That really rather depends on *how* the app is asking.  If you can tell 
> us that, we can almost certainly tell you how to fool it.
> Of course, if you have the source code, it should be easy as you can 
> just comment out the test and recompile.
> Mind you, if the app is as short-sighted and bloody-minded as its 
> developers, maybe you should just look for an alternative.

I agree with the above. In addition, consider respecting the wishes of
the developer(s) and not using it. If they have any sort of "free"
license then you can always release a portable fork.

Darrin Chandler            |  Phoenix BSD Users Group
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