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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Never Used Windows XP
by Bink on Wed 5th Mar 2008 22:10 UTC
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Member since:
2006-02-19

This is not much of a surprise. I have never liked Windows XP and I ran Windows 2003 on my production laptop for many years. Granted, few would pay ~750 dollars for their workstation OS, but it was the best experience I’ve ever had with a production laptop.

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RE: Never Used Windows XP
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 5th Mar 2008 22:46 in reply to "Never Used Windows XP"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Yup, I used to run Windows 2003 too, but I lost my disk (which had the license on it) and now I only have a copy of that disk left. I've been trying to get my hands on a cheap license somewhere, but no luck yet.

Anyway, Windows 2003 was ahead of XP. It was faster and more secure, services turned off - basically what XP should've been. Till this very day, Server 2003 is the best example of what NT can do.

Maybe 2008 overtakes that role. I'll have to try it out for myself.

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