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    anyone heard of a site which offers this?

    Hi all,

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
    broken windows/Linux images but no luck so far.
    By broken images, what do you mean exactly? Are you just looking for old OSs like Windows 2000 Server?

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    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.

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    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

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    I have a copy of vista, should be all u ever need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmak View Post
    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

    And anyone selling a server with intact but nonfunctioning O/S would be MAD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    And anyone selling a server with intact but nonfunctioning O/S would be MAD!

    Rob
    perhaps the company had gone bust and it was the repo men selling it?

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    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!

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    Especially given the data protection issues of selling a non wiped server!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    I have a copy of vista, should be all u ever need.
    Vista is a broken OS.. if he can fix that, he can fix anything

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