Windows Server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Iv been seeing these desktops that look like windows xp and all and have everything. Then they have a window open thats says Windows Server 2003, plus other information about it. What is that about? Is that just a server or what? Is it better than just haveing Xp?
    If so, where can I get it. Or, im assuming it cost some money.
     
  2. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    Well you can see from the name that it is a server!
    It is a very good server aswell. The fastest and stable operating system I have ever seen :cool: .

    You shouldnt install it if it is for gameplay but if you just want to use it for fun, then why not? There are quite a few guides out there aswell in which you can tweak Win Server 2003 to flow fast but act like a normal desktop OS like XP.

    If you want to buy it, it would cost you about $3000 :eek: :mad: , but you could always order the 180day trial from Microsoft! :D
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Ok...now why would you want to pay a ton of money for a server OS, and convert it to XP "just for fun?" :rolleyes:
     
  4. ZAnwar

    ZAnwar Guest

    thats why i said, order the trial!
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I have the trial CD lying around. Maybe I should try it out when I'm bored ;)
     
  6. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    yeah... just for fun tho :p

    I've tried it - its alright like, but I have other ways of having fun than to play with yet another microsoft NOS...
     
  7. Corvette

    Corvette Sauske!

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    Please don't discuss things like that here - SPeedY_B
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I have a site hosted on Win Server 2003, and I bloody hate it :p
    (basically it's a pain in the ass and doesn't run any scripts right :) )

    There's absolutely no point running it as an o/s though.
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Leeeeenux == fun to play with :D
     
  10. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    of course, that goes without saying :)
    absolutely no need to have Windows Server 2003 on a normal machine though, even if you were running your internet through it (treating it like a true server)... I think you'd only get real usage out of it if it was being used in a company environment.
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Free BEE ESS DEEE is more fun than leeeeeeeeeeeeeeenux :p :D
     
  12. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    w00t free bsd rocks :cool:
     
  13. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    never tried it myself... although I think I will do soon... just to see how good it really is :)