I downloaded a copy of Windows Vista off the Internet last night. And since the same site had XP, I got that too.
I figured it was okay, since I was doing research for the blog here.
It was all very convenient. The server where I found them has a lot of bandwidth, so the files (4.5GB and 1.8GB respectively) downloaded quickly. These are pre-installed disk images, so there's no trouble with activation.
The greatest irony is that the group providing them for download has configured them for maximum security-- so once you have them running, you … Read more