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Old 07-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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LXer: How to install and run Microsoft Windows for free on Linux


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Microsoft offers free VMs for web browser testing purposes. This tutorial describes how to install Microsoft Windows as a guest VM on VirtualBox for free. If you wanted to run some native Windows applications on Linux platform, this tutorial should be helpful to you.

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Old 07-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Does M$ now distribute using RAR archives?

All the links are to third party site.

Use with caution...
 
Old 07-29-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Yes they do distribute files for linux in RAR.

Astrogeek: You are incorrect. The links are microsoft owned. They are not third party.

Code:
ping az412801.vo.msecnd.net
PING az412801.vo.msecnd.net (65.54.87.208) 56(84) bytes of data.
Code:
ARIN.NET:

NetRange	65.52.0.0 - 65.55.255.255
CIDR	65.52.0.0/14
Name	MICROSOFT-1BLK
Handle	NET-65-52-0-0-1
Parent	NET65 (NET-65-0-0-0-0)
Net Type	Direct Assignment
Origin AS	
Organization	Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
Registration Date	2001-02-14
Last Updated	2012-03-20
 
Old 07-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #4
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I stand corrected! Thanks!
 
Old 07-29-2013, 05:07 PM   #5
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According to the article, the free Windows VM will only run for 90 days. After it quits running, you won't be able to access any data in it.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 05:37 PM   #6
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According to the article, the free Windows VM will only run for 90 days. After it quits running, you won't be able to access any data in it.
Yea, always a catch! Pretty useless overall.

But it made me grin - I only looked at the article because I have no M$ machines and every once in a while I think it would be interesting to run one in a VM just to see how the other side lives. So when I saw free version to run in a VM I took a look, but was happy to find there was so little interest in it that even no-cost was too expensive to look at. Then I saw 90 day expiration and realized I would probably still have to authenticate... click to next article...

It was nice to be reminded how good life is without them!

Last edited by astrogeek; 07-29-2013 at 05:39 PM.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 03:26 AM   #7
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90 days of Windows is 89 days 23 hours and 59 seconds too long.
Think it was when trial versions of 7 were released, I seem to remember reading some way to extend that 90 days (or whatever).
 
Old 07-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #8
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90 days of Windows is 89 days 23 hours and 59 seconds too long.
Think it was when trial versions of 7 were released, I seem to remember reading some way to extend that 90 days (or whatever).
I think it was "slmgr rearm" or something similar. I have an image on an old boxtop that I haven't fired up in quite a while.
 
  


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