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Re: Debian installation issues

On Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:24:20 +0200
"Thomas Schmitt" <scdbackup@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> i wrote:
> > > Are there any [MS-Windows] images available for free and legally
> > > safe  
> Joe wrote:
> > Oddly enough, there are:
> > https://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise  
> The registration gives me creeps. I came up to the question whether
> i want to use a Microsoft or LinkedIn account. The Microsoft account
> creation asks me ifor info which i'd rather not want to give.

I have a very old (@hotmail.com) emergency Hotmail account, which is
still acceptable as a Microsoft ID, though MS truncated the password
to 16 characters some years ago. I bought MS Access for a client using
it about a year ago. I've no idea what information I gave to create it,
but that must have been around 20 years ago.

> The description speaks of "Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1703 |
> 64-bit ISO" which lets me expect that one really would get a ISO 9660
> filesystem image.

I think so, my only concern was how big it is, it may only fit on a
Blu-Ray disc, or not even that.
> I cannot find a legal statement whether it is permissible to give the
> ISO image to others. So i have to assume that there is no such
> permission. All in all i am not yet curious enough to start a legal
> relation with Microsoft Inc.

Me neither, but it *is* a free and legally installable MS OS, fulfilling
the conditions... there are also Win 8 versions. I may possibly still
have NT4 180-day evaluation CDs somewhere in my loft, but probably the
installation is date-limited and won't work. Though they would still
work as a test of iso-burning and booting.