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Old 12-07-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default is Downloading an OS safe?

I've seen a few people do this... just a few questions... is it safe?... does it work?... and where can I do this?

I'm only going to be using this until Vista comes out, I really don't want to spend even more money on getting an OS to go with my new build.

Anyone with experience with this, post please!
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Old 12-07-2005, 04:59 PM   #2
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if you download from official sites its no problem

i presume you going to try Linux/Unix then? stick to the ditros site and you cant go wrong or if big named companys are offering it for download
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Old 12-07-2005, 05:01 PM   #3
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what os will you be downloading? if it's a free OS like any Linux distro, yeah it's safe and all that good stuff.....but....

if you are downloading windows xp from something like a p2p site........biiiiiiiiiig no no and not to mention illegal.
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download knoppix. its a bootable version of linux. its safe, but made for system recoverys, but still its nice..
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Default Re: is Downloading an OS safe?

i remember once someone managed to uncover the official download link for server 2003 of M$'s own site
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i remember once someone managed to uncover the official download link for server 2003 of M$'s own site
wow....I'm sure that when it got back to microsoft they changed the link real quick eh?....lol
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yeh if you say about 40 seconds is quick
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Default Re: is Downloading an OS safe?

Acctually Downloading Windows Xp from say P2P in some situations isnt illegal for instence you have just brought a legit copy of windows xp profestional but you want a backup on the pc but have no idea how to rip the cd...so you smply download and use your legit serial...
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speedydowt...please change the misspelling of "Athalon" to "Athlon" in your sig....it's driving me nuts!
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it can only hurt you if it has anythiing like spyware/viruses/key loggers etc in it if you download it from a p2p site.... but thats the risk you take and if youre downlaoding it illigally and you get caught then you pay the price. simple as pie!
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