Windows 2003 Server

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by skauch, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. skauch

    skauch Guest

    Is this version very friendly?? or is it only for server, cuz i want to install it instead of XP, is it a good choice??
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'd say it's more of a server based operating system, and for desktop usage would have absolutely no advantage over XP.
     
  3. skauch

    skauch Guest

    Ok thanks
     
  4. wyrlwyn

    wyrlwyn Guest

    after having it for a few weeks, and using it in school(which is how i got it) i would say stick with xp home or pro, its only good for servers, normal home use, its a bit overkill(even for people like us) and it comes with no direct x support after installation, so, it kinda kills the whole home computing experience...
     
  5. Un4gIvEn1

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    The $800+ price tag definately a good enough reason not to run it at home. I have the Eval version and I run it at home, but it's only because I wanted to recreate the environment I work on at work. I can test things here that I wouldn't be able to at work. It's definately not for desktops.
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Software thief :p


    You can actually make Win2k3 into a workstation with the help of the msfn.org guide.

    Link: MSFN.org

    It's meant to run faster than Win XP as well as being more stable.
    However, Win2k3 does not support a number of device drivers, so you'll need to find out if it supports the devices in your machine(s). Graphics card drivers and MS mouse drivers had problems last time I read the forums.

    Many people who have tested Win2k3 all agree that gamers and 3D app users should stick to WinXP.
     
  7. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    $800... That's all the reason not to run it.
     
  8. grimman

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    I run it as a workstation, trust me. Blows XP to bits. If you know what you're doing that is.
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Interesting guide, but really no use :s
    It is like using windows 2000 server as a workstation.
     
  10. grimman

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    I have done that too... and again, it's far superior to any of the desktop versions.
     
  11. wyrlwyn

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    not really theifing it, a teacher had a copy and let some students try it out... not like i'm running a credit card company in my room or anything... its more to just let us play around with what were gona be using in the work place, and to get a feel for how domains work and such... not the best for home use, but, if servers are your bag, i guess its ok