Linked by Bob Stein on Fri 26th Oct 2012 22:59 UTC
Windows ActiveWin.com has just posted their 17-page, 90-screenshot review of Microsoft Windows Server 2012. The review covers many different aspects of the OS including start screen, server manager, VHDX, chkdsk improvements, Hyper-V, private cloud, IIS 8, and more. "On the desktop, Windows 8 remains the most talked about release, but within the datacenter, Windows 8’s counterpart on the server is also creating its own noise amongst Sys Admins and Integrators. One of the themes around Windows 8 is mobility and Touch, Windows Server 2012 itself follows a theme that is part of an industry trend, the Cloud. Windows Server 2012 promises to embrace the concept of private clouds fully while maintaining the traditional concept of on premises administration using its familiar tools."
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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 27th Oct 2012 02:18 UTC
Luminair
Member since:
2007-03-30

server 2012 is a gem, even despite the comedic shoehorning-in of the metro start screen

bad review, good OS

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by modmans2ndcoming on Sat 27th Oct 2012 13:45 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

you can make server 2012 boot to the desktop.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Sat 27th Oct 2012 20:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

server 2012 boots to the desktop automatically. but eventually you'll have to run something, and metro is still the new start menu.

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RE: Comment by Luminair
by Ford Prefect on Sat 27th Oct 2012 13:50 in reply to "Comment by Luminair"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

Does it matter? The desktop itself was already a joke for a server OS.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by Drumhellar on Sat 27th Oct 2012 18:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Then don't install the desktop. It is completely unnecessary.

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RE[2]: Comment by Luminair
by ze_jerkface on Sat 27th Oct 2012 20:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by Luminair"
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

Does it matter? The desktop itself was already a joke for a server OS.


Maybe in 1999 when the GUI resource argument was actually worth considering.

I definitely wouldn't run X on a server because it is a POS that can't be trusted on production servers.

The Win GUI is plenty stable but Microsoft has definitely ruined it with Metro. The way they integrated it looks like a practical joke.

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