For the last couple of months, I’ve been using Windows Server 2008 R2 as my main desktop operating system. One or two have questioned me to why I’ve done this and to why I’m not running Windows 7.
First of all, I’d like to point out that I have used Windows 7, and it’s my primary OS on my Laptop. I do still find serveral issue’s with the OS, including slow downs and memory management issue’s. But overall – still, better than Vista.
So why use Server 2k8?
- The bare basics of an operating system – no junk and bloated and useless software pre-installed.
- Better memory management and organisation of background services.
If you don’t believe me – have a look at some of the articles below showing the performance of Server 2008 to other Microsoft operating systems.
From those to articles, you can see there is a performance increase if your using vista, for certain – even an upgrade to 7 is worthwhile if your still running Vista.
I find personally that 2K8 is much more responsive and quicker than Windows 7 and seems in general a lighter operating system. It works well for me, so give it a shot.
You can download it free and try it for 180 days from Microsoft – http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/try-it.aspx