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Cheap Microsoft XP or above Operating System

Found 19th May 2008
I'm in the middle of building a computer and I need an operating system, anything XP and above would be great. I've tried looking at student sites as I have a student card so could possibly get a cheaper deal.

Does anyone know the best place to get a copy?

Thanks

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well isn't there that free os called ubantu or something? or maybe linux? i know i shouldnt but what about a backhand copy?

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ubuntu is an excellent os, definately worth looking at!

if you are a student then you can get free server 2003 OS from microsoft....

Original Poster

I preferably wanted XP or Vista as I know I can run all of the programs I want on there easily. As for a backhand copy I'd prefer to have a legit version as it means I can validate it without hassle. Does anyone know any good sites for a cheap XP/Vista OS? I've looked at overclockers and they seem to be the best so far..
I've not heard of free server 2003 before, is that a stripped down version of xp or something? ~_^

ubuntu is a very easy to use linux distro -- a world apart from previous 'nerdy' incarnations of linux and with good (/better) driver support etc -- it even offers a live cd option to 'try it' via an existing windows installation so you could always suck it and see.... it has windows emulators too (e.g. 'wine') to run windows apps...

tankos;2134414

ubuntu is an excellent os, definately worth looking at!



ubuntu is linux
and it looks like a great os
my brother got a copy of it sent free him from the company
their head office is in like the netherlands and it was totalli free with delivery
its ment to be better then vista aswell
check out some of the vids on youtube it looks really good

ubuntu is good, however, if you're looking for XP - I suggest looking at that fantastic (with all sarcasm) auction site - there's usually some good deals there.

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joshu;2197318

ubuntu is linux and it looks like a great osmy brother got a copy of it … ubuntu is linux and it looks like a great osmy brother got a copy of it sent free him from the companytheir head office is in like the netherlands and it was totalli free with deliveryits ment to be better then vista aswellcheck out some of the vids on youtube it looks really good:)


Its really not.

Its Linux. All the geeks love it, anyone with any sense, has tried it, realised its just a pain in the **** and gone back to a proper OS like XP or Leopard.

Linux = Jokes.

Oh and Ubuntu is free anyway.

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Oh and I think you need this:

downloads.channel8.msdn.com/

Windows Server 2003 for free.

There are plenty of guides on how to tweak it for perfect workstation use - but it works out of the box anyway.

I haven't checked the link above but have used Win 2003 Server and its ROCK solid!

can't recommend it enough if you're getting it for free

vibeone;2198644

Its really not.Its Linux. All the geeks love it, anyone with any sense, … Its really not.Its Linux. All the geeks love it, anyone with any sense, has tried it, realised its just a pain in the **** and gone back to a proper OS like XP or Leopard.Linux = Jokes.Oh and Ubuntu is free anyway.



lol
linux is a great platform
ubuntu is better then vista and xp
but i'll always like any mac os over linux or microsoft
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