What you, I, Kel, or anyone else believe about the legality of using any particular piece of software, (or music or video for that matter), is totally irrelevant. What each of us chooses to use on our own machines in the "privacy" and "anonymity" (if such a thing truly exists these days) of our own homes is up to us and is no one else's business. Period. I'm sure Kel would agree with that as well. BUT ... In public, such as on this forum, we feel very strongly about abiding by the rules of wherever we are, and those rules are different depending on where you are. For example, I would assume your behavior in your bedroom with your beloved, or at a football game, or at the local bar, is probably different than when you are at church, unless you go to a very interesting church. The same people behaving differently at different places does not make those people "bad" people or hypocrites, it just means they are following the rules of where they are.
Problems and installation challenges of a mix of products on a variety of hardware are of interest to many here, and the solutions found can be of benefit to others. If you can pose your questions so that the "forbidden" topics are not mentioned then the discussion can continue. If any problem is specifically caused by the use of some "forbidden" software or one obtained through unapproved channels, then you are on your own to find the solution. We will usually ask about the software involved, and if you disclose that it is one of "those", or if you refuse to say, then be aware that often we will simply tell you to get an officially released copy, try that, and then come back if you still have a problem. Frustrating I know if you truly believe that the particular piece of software is not the issue, but there you are.
Personally, I think that the issues you are discussing in this thread and in http://www.msfn.org/...-multiboot-dvd/, are interesting and I would love to see the solution that you find that solves all the problems you ran into, if you can do it without mentioning any of the "forbidden" topics, of course.
Cheers and Regards