Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2008 21:06 UTC, submitted by Research Staff
Windows "If you've been paying attention to the various industry news outlets you've no doubt come across the story about the Microsoft engineer advocating Windows Server 2008 as a 'workstation' OS. According to him, if you make the right tweaks - installing the Desktop Experience feature, adding a few missing utilities, tuning the scheduler - you can turn Server 2008 into a fairly convincing Vista knock-off, one that's faster and more scalable than the original. Curious, we decided to see for ourselves just how well Server 2008 stacks-up to Vista with SP1." In addition, ExtremeTech has an article on Vista SP1 performance.
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I'm sorry, I can't really help you with that question. But here is some information: Both Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 use the same kernel. If it doesn't run on Vista SP1, I doubt it will run on Server 2008.

Of course it's the best to try it yourself. Why not try to install it in a free/trial virtual machine like VMware, Parallels, VirtualBox or maybe qemu?

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