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Old 09-30-2006, 08:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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does anyone know where i can download windows 3.1 for free or any version of windows less than 95
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Old 09-30-2006, 10:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, sorry to tell you this, but:

NO WINDOWS O/S IS EVER FREE!!!

you could buy it, though:



Windows 3.1

http://cgi.ebay.com/Windows-3-1-Vers...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Software-Microso...QQcmdZViewItem


Windows 95
http://cgi.ebay.com/Windows-95-Opera...QQcmdZViewItem
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There are plenty of places on the Web to do this. Windows 3.1 is abondoned by M$ and plenty of people have it. Heck i have all versions of Windows from 1.0-Vista.

Hit me up on PM or MSN and i can give you some details.
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Old 09-30-2006, 11:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have always thought it was still illegal to get an abandoned windows version for free.
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Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 09-30-2006, 05:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No abondonware is perfectly legal to share. Since it is no longer supported most companies, including M$, dont bother people much about it.
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Old 09-30-2006, 10:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sweet something made by microshaft that is free
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It's abandoneware and therefore technically legal to download. I'm sure the good ol' mods are going to lock this thread anyways but there are a number of reliable ways to get old OS like this.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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No body knows for sure if it's legal or not, but it won't be lock if unless somone post a link to a warez site or something. Just don't do that and conduct your business else where.
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i suppose we have all done something illegal in our time though
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the legality of abandonware has been argued for a long time. But as i said previously very few companies make a fuss over sharing it. It would cost them more $$ than it is worth.
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