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Server Operating System recommendations?

Question asked by philmodjunk on Mar 25, 2009


Server Operating System recommendations?

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I've been researching new servers for hosting our files. Curiously, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 are both listed at the same price.


Anybody care to comment on which operating system is the better option?


All things being equal, newer software version are the better option because it will have greater "longevity." (Future compatible FMS upgrades, and Microsoft patches/tech support are usually available for a longer period of time.)


If you want to make Mac OS suggestions feel free for the benefit of the Forum community.


(We won't go in that direction as we've got good local hardware support for our windows systems and I know my boss won't go for finding a Mac OS hardware geek just so we can use one as a file server.)