Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th May 2007 21:07 UTC
Windows "There are a myriad of both subtle and fundamental differences in the basic architecture of Windows Server 2008, which could dramatically change not only the way it's used in the enterprise, but also the logical and physical structure of networks where it's the dominant OS. The abilities to consolidate servers, to manage hardware more effectively, to remotely manage hardware without the graphical traffic, and to radically alter the system security model, could present a more compelling argument for customers to plan their WS2K8 migrations now, than the arguments for moving from Windows 2000 to Server 2003."
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RE: wait and see
by sonic2000gr on Tue 29th May 2007 14:52 UTC in reply to "wait and see"
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I have to completely agree with you. The latest two server releases (2000 & 2003) are very good. There are still lessons to be learned (esp. in the security area) from the *nix paradigm, but generally they work, they are reliable, relatively easy to administer and provide good services to a windows based client network.
What I really HATE about Microsoft are: the politics, ridiculous pricing, and even more ridiculous licensing for the server products.
By the way, I believe Vista was rushed, that's why they ended up the way they are, I believe they learned that lesson now and will not do it again. On the other hand I don't remember them ever rushing out a server products, these are usually well thought out. Windows Server 2008 will be good, the only real flaw will again be price / license.

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