Is Server 2012 a better to use on desktop than the vanilla win 8 Pro ? I tried vanilla win 8 Pro for about 6 months but did not like it really so moved back to Win 7 Pro for now.
Now I know you can tickbox a server edition for allowing desktop usage (at least used to be so on server 2008) and would just lack the bloat and multimedia stuff. Is it the same with server 2012? I mean mainly that you can tick box and will not have Metro slapping in your face in server environment?
I know that for your average home used the price difference is something that makes the decision no-brainer but I have access to DreamSpark program and as such the price difference is non-factor for me. I can get most windows versions (and good chunk of other Ms software) perfectly legally and free of charge as long as I keep it strictly for personal use (which I am doing).
Edit: aaaah crap, switching into desktop experience in server 2012 installs metro as well and you will no longer boot straight to desktop (source: http://www.win2012workstation.com/desktop-experience/
)Edited by Carniflex - 7/28/13 at 3:37am