John Kenney wrote:but it'd be really foolish to try using windows to run a server.
No offense, but that's usually the opinion of people who have 1) never tried running Windows as a server or 2) didn't configure it properly.
Server 2003 is awesome as a server, and Longhorn Server looks to be so much better. Maybe not as stable as Linux right out of the box, but equally powerful.
Honestly, i must agree with John Kenney, running windows as a server is a bit on the risky side, and only those who know alot about computers should try to do so. And, AdamR, I am one of those people who has tried running windows as a server and has configured it properly. I still preffer a linux box over a windows server.
As i believe it was VVVZZZ said, if windows was open source and you could edit it, I'd so have windows. But also, i don't use Linux mainly for the fact that many linux distros don't support the drivers(again, as someone said) on my computer(its a laptop...). As soon as i can get a version of linux that supports the Dell wireless adapter i have, then im so changing my server to linux(if you know of any, please tell me. Its a Dell 1300 wireless adapter i believe).
In my opinion, Linux pwns, its just not many people designing drivers and such think of linux when coding. So we are stuck in a world of OSX and Windows.
Oh and vista is crap. Its like XP media center, just with a new look and (in some cases) voice recognition.
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