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Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post

See what above? Your multiple quote confuses me.

WHS and Windows server are different things completely.
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My reaction when reading all the new features :

" My god this may be able to challenge Linux 2.4, Solaris 9 or FreeBSD 7 ! "

Welcome in the 20th century Microsoft....
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If anyone was wondering, Windows Server 8 also forces Metro. Despite all of the great new features, I think most companies will stick with Server 2008 so they don't have to deal with the poor quality Metro apps and the general headache that comes with trying to use a tablet OS as a server. They might as well call it "Windows Server, 8 people are going to buy this" rolleyes.gif

Oh look, someone mentions metro again rolleyes.gif

Do you not understand that Metro isn't the only interface available? That Metro is just a revised start menu? That the traditional desktop is still running in the background?

You're just afraid of change like every other Windows 8 decrier out there. This will be quite a successful OS if everything they are talking about is implemented properly. Interface is one of the least concerns when dealing with a server. Stability, accessibility, and security are way more important than a minor UI inconvenience.
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Anyone know of any good setup guides to host a website in Server 8?

Right now I'm using my Ubuntu VM with Apache2, but I would like to explore additional options to compare them myself.
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I bet Windows 8 will make tablets a main stay for companies, making a Metro UI not only critical, more more efficient to use for the upcoming Windows Server.

Nah, a touch-screen based GUI will never be more efficient than a mouse+keyboard based one when you're, y'know, using a mouse and keyboard.
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Oh look, someone mentions metro again rolleyes.gif
Do you not understand that Metro isn't the only interface available? That Metro is just a revised start menu? That the traditional desktop is still running in the background?
You're just afraid of change like every other Windows 8 decrier out there. This will be quite a successful OS if everything they are talking about is implemented properly. Interface is one of the least concerns when dealing with a server. Stability, accessibility, and security are way more important than a minor UI inconvenience.

You still have to deal with Metro and it's idiotic implementation.

And you're like every WIndows 8 defender out there, straight away assuming that everyone who hates it hasn't tried it and is just afraid of change. I tried it, I hated it. Although this isn't really related to Windows Server 8, as (Like you said) the interface isn't really a major concern.
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Metro actually taught me that i can launch programs faster with metro than I can with traditional start menu.

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That Metro is just a revised start menu?

Do you really think Microsoft would have spent millions of dollars developing a new Start menu and promoting it as the primary new feature? You're understating an understatement there.
    
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