Way back when, Linspire offered their OS for free for a limited time. I signed up for that, mostly in order to satisfy my curiousity. Eventually I got the ISO downloaded and tried to use it to build a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation. Unfortunately the install crashed. Since the install was kind of a lengthy process I let that go and made a note to try it again some other time. This weekend seemed like a good time to try it.
It crashed again. A third try actually blue screened the host OS. At this point I thought, ok maybe I’ve got a bad download, even thought the checksum matched. I went and got an updated ISO. That one doesn’t install either. I get the Linspire set-up screen and then nothing.
I’m still interested in looking at Linspire to satusfy my professional curiosity, but this has already taken more time than I wanted to spend on it. Has anyone gotten it installed into a virtual machine?
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