getting a copy of xp (legit)

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  1. veeloc

    veeloc New Member

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    ok so i got fusion 2.0 and just installed it, rly happy, went to get my xp disk... when i realized i only had the upgrade disk

    **(the actual xp install is at my dads office... but i have the legit pin and everything just not the disc)**

    so i tried it anyway, and it says that i need a previous xp version on a disc to upgrade it and run...

    so where can i get a copy of xp, i have the key for the upgrade, i might have the key for xp...

    just so you know, I DO OWN A LEGIT COPY OF XP, I JUST DONT HAVE IT WITH ME...
    and..... I DO HAVE A LEGIT KEY FOR THE UPGRADE DISK.
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    wait, nevermind, how about just a OS that i can boot with vmware...
    all i rly need to do is start .exe files... so if linux works for tht grt!

    or ubuntu but i dnt rly know what tht is... im at this page now: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu

    how do i install it with vmware, and which one should i get..
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    no i meant a free download... but w.e

    can i get ubuntu on vmware from just the download... on the website... well ill try...
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    can u open exe's on ubuntu? well gonna find out...
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    o ubuntu is like a major thing, i thought it was some small thing...
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    you can open exes in ubuntu, but with wine (a compability layer) so it would be just like using crossover.
    And yeah ubuntu is a major thing, its a full oS Mate.
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    yeah just got it and ran it, well i found my xp disc so nevermind, personally i dont see the big deal with ubuntu, whats the big deal???
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    its simple, light, and effective, so even if you have old hardware, you have a powerful pc.

    also, its linux. (and not windows

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    hmm... i dnt see the point in it, i ran it in fusion, and didnt even compare to OSX (duhh) but i dnt rly see the point, if it was a mobile, standalone, then thtd by RLY nice... but w.e

    it just doesnt seem very useful if you have a mac or even windows...
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    Linux is bomb for hacking. Many distros from hacking the hitachi drives in xbox 360's to cracking windows passwords on boot, that's right but don't go around using that at school

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    dude i didnt follow ur train of thought there. dont use an xbox at school? (lol)
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    btw ive never used linux b4.
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    No hacking with linux boot cd's. But I had linux on a laptop for the longest time and it never caused any harm, it did anything me and my parents wanted it to do.

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