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what windows os are free now? i don't want to install vista on virtual pc 2007. If no windows os are free... How would you install open source os on virtual pc 2007
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post #2 of 29
i don't any windows os is free only linux ones are.
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post #3 of 29
im pretty sure no windows is free ATM, maybe they're giving away 3.1.

You should Install a linux distro, like Ubuntu if you want a free OS.
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post #4 of 29
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i'll try it on the virtual pc
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Thread Starter 
im going to try FreeDos
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post #6 of 29
windows is the antithesis of free.. The exact opposite, its negative.

www.opensuse.org

www.ubuntu.com

www.linuxmint.com
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which one should i get
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post #8 of 29
I have a copy of Ubuntu sitting around the house. I should really give it a shot. Maybe that copy of Solaris 10 too but that's beside the point.

This may be a bit of a thread jack but can anybody give me some info on Ubuntu? How hard is it to get going, availability of drivers, etc?
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post #9 of 29
linuxmint is my choice right now.. Ubuntu pissed me off sad to say with hardware configuration (yeah, probably just me tho).

By the way, the majority of the distros run "Live" so you don't have to install them to check them out matthew.
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post #10 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by matthew99445 View Post
what windows os are free now? i don't want to install vista on virtual pc 2007. If no windows os are free... How would you install open source os on virtual pc 2007
http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html


I wouldn't recommend install this "has your main OS" if you were ever going to for aleast 1 or 2 years ( http://www.reactos.org/en/about_roadmap.html )
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