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Odd request but, does anyone know anywhere where I can get images of broken OS's. I read on ...
8th October 2013, 10:38 PM #1
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anyone heard of a site which offers this?
Odd request but, does anyone know anywhere where I can get images of broken OS's. I read on a blog a guy bought broken servers off eBay and fixed them so he could learn. I thought this was a great idea and was hoping I'd find a site which had some broken windows/Linux images but no luck so far. Has anyone come acess a site likethis?
9th October 2013, 06:59 AM #2
By broken images, what do you mean exactly? Are you just looking for old OSs like Windows 2000 Server?
Originally Posted by Bugs
9th October 2013, 07:17 AM #3
Not sure what you mean by "broken" here.
Microsoft have older operating systems available to download to MSDN subscribers and a lot of the larger Linux distros keep at least some older versions around on their own websites in my experience.
9th October 2013, 07:56 AM #4
I think he means where a machine stopped working due to an OS fault and got replaced rather than fixed. Sounds like masochism to me
9th October 2013, 08:21 AM #5
I have a copy of vista, should be all u ever need.
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9th October 2013, 08:21 AM #6
Originally Posted by jmak
And anyone selling a server with intact but nonfunctioning O/S would be MAD!
9th October 2013, 08:25 AM #7
perhaps the company had gone bust and it was the repo men selling it?
Originally Posted by twin--turbo
9th October 2013, 08:26 AM #8
The server may still contain sensitive information and any OS licences won't be transferrable anyway. Data protection nightmare!
Could just install Linux, save a snapshot then sabotage it. Hours of fixing fun!
9th October 2013, 08:29 AM #9
Especially given the data protection issues of selling a non wiped server!
10th October 2013, 09:18 AM #10
Vista is a broken OS.. if he can fix that, he can fix anything
Originally Posted by Galway
10th October 2013, 09:30 AM #11
I have a copy of ME now there was fun back in the day.
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