If you want to use or test Linux together with Windows without the need to resize a partition and install a dual boot system, this may be the way to go. I found that having a "virtual machine" or an "appliance" running in VMware in a window of the host operating system is not only good for having a look at a Linux distribution, no it is more, it makes sense to use this tandem for daily work.
Please use the zip.torrent file and download with BitTorrent if you can!Debian Lenny 5.0.0 VMware image (617 MB)
Alternative VMware image with Debian roots:
You only need one of the zip files above, the free Player from VMware, at least Windows NT or any other newer x86 OS (Windows, Mac or Linux) in which the Player can be installed, enough RAM and about 2 GB free space on your hard disk. Debian Linux in its virtual PC (the VMware Player) resides in a few ordinary files that come with the zip file and can be handled with every file manager.
The Debian Lenny VMware Appliance is a Gnome desktop installation of the current stable Debian Linux distribution Lenny. Considered by many as the desktop version of the different Linux flavors to use at home or work it offers about 23000 free packages for point and click installation along with security updates.
So what exactly are these appliances?
Easily changeable details:
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