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Knoppix is cool for the very geeky. Otherwise useless to you.
You want windows XP home edition for games. However it costs $$ I can get it < $100 and you DO NOT want to copy XP from someone, it needs to be registered online which means MicroSS will know if you are bad or good. XP is the best for games.
FYI: Legality of ownership in MicroSS OS is the sticker. You can have 10,000 copies of the CD floating around, but the guy that has the OS installed with the registration number on the sticker attached to his machine is "Legal".
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If the 'puter is NEVER going to be on-line, how would MS know what (XP, for instance) was on it? This machine is strictly for games - NO online use at all.
I bought a refurb'd Dell Dimension (w/ WindowsXP home) about 4yrs ago, it came w/ a bunch of discs. Is there likely a back-up disc for XP in that bunch? And, if so, what would happen if I accidentally inserted it into this 'game machine'? Would I have to (accidentally
) do anything else for it to load? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] (Like I said, I pretty fumble-fingered.)
Ticks me off the money-grubbers expect a small fortune from families for EACH & EVERY computer using XP in the house. So much for family-friendly. Me thinks Mister Gates just found his way onto the top of my $h!tlist. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
By the way, thanks for the "lala" smiley... Good thing to have handy. (Had a CO that liked to do that when I got a little to 'detailed' in my legal briefings... musn't 'know' too much about what's going on, eh! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] )
Oh well, worst comes to worst, I can always find a bootleg Win2000 someplace, right? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]