Life in Windows 2008

Given that I got a free copy of Windows Server 2008 at the big launch, I thought I’d try it out on my desktop. It and Vista are basically the same OS, just different artificial limits. Following Vijayshinva Karnure’s directions, I had a fully functional desktop in no time.

I’ve only run into a couple minor issues. Half-Life 2 doesn’t seem to have a proper codec to play their intro video, and the “Windows Live Messenger Download” link in the start menu takes you to an installer that refuses to run on a server OS.

Posted on March 31, 2008 in Microsoft, Windows, Windows 2008

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