Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 16th Jul 2008 19:26 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Windows InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy has been using a converted Windows Server 2008 as his primary OS since hitting a wall using Vista as a Visual Studio development platform four weeks ago. According to Kennedy, the guerrilla 'Workstation' 2008 OS has turned his Dell notebook into a well-oiled machine that never gets sluggish and rarely needs to reboot. Those interested in making the switch should check out win2008workstation.com, a clearinghouse for 'Workstation' 2008 tips and techniques. Kennedy also offers a link to a Windows 2008 Workstation Converter utility for quick conversion.
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Same ole story with W2K3
by RHCE07 on Wed 16th Jul 2008 23:26 UTC
RHCE07
Member since:
2007-12-08

I do not believe any of the hype about how wonderful Windows 2008 Server is, the same kernel, the same problems, the same security problems.

Just a fresh face and there you go, license $$$ for something that turns to trash in a few months.

I have yet to see a Windows Server OS or Work Station be effective after running a few months.

No thanks, I will never use it, run it or mess with a bad solution to a problem of Windows Server.

Server 2008 Operating System Cost
Firewall cost
Anti-virus cost
License EULA agreement
application.exe errors (seem to be a feature of Windows)
Memory cost
Hardware cost
Backup software cost
Just a WASTE of money!

I have to say, every Windows server has services that die on start up, the famous 'reboot' to fix the lockup, no security from hackers, registry garbage.

Just say no!

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RE: Same ole story with W2K3
by Soulbender on Thu 17th Jul 2008 05:33 in reply to "Same ole story with W2K3"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Firewall cost


Windows comes with a firewall.

Anti-virus cost


There are free AV solutions for personal use. If you're a company spending a minimal fee on AV isn't a big deal.

License EULA agreement


You have to agree with the GPL if you use Linux.

application.exe errors


Are you saying that you never had a program dump core or crash on *nix? I really doubt that.

Memory cost
Hardware cost


Last time I checked Linux ran on hardware and needed memory.

Backup software cost

Windows comes with backup software.

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RE[2]: Same ole story with W2K3
by orestes on Thu 17th Jul 2008 15:44 in reply to "RE: Same ole story with W2K3"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

License EULA agreement


You have to agree with the GPL if you use Linux.

No, you don't. The GPL only covers distribution of the software, not usage.

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RE[2]: Same ole story with W2K3
by phoenix on Fri 18th Jul 2008 02:03 in reply to "RE: Same ole story with W2K3"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

"Firewall cost


Windows comes with a firewall.
"

Only if you consider a Smart Car to be a moving van.

"License EULA agreement


You have to agree with the GPL if you use Linux.
"

No, you have to agree with the GPL if you *distribute* Linux to others. You don't have to agree with anything to just *use* it.

"Backup software cost

Windows comes with backup software.
"

See above about Smart Cars.

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RE[2]: Same ole story with W2K3
by NeoX on Sat 19th Jul 2008 05:12 in reply to "RE: Same ole story with W2K3"
NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19

Alas most free personal AV apps will not work on Server. You have to buy the server version of any AV you use. At least you did with all the other Server versions of Windows, as Norton and what not, would not install on a server OS without the Server AntiVirus. Looked at the cost of those lately? Yikes...

I am sure there will be other desktop apps that won't run on server too.

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