I hope this is the right place to bring this up but here goes. I want to ask you a question regarding of what you would have choose when it comes to picking one of these two OS for a gaming rig: Windows 7 Professional x64 (Use it today and it’s ok) Or Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 with SP2 + (DirectX11) Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library KB971512 update (Consider it and it’s really tempting) Yes I’m actually serious about this one folks, I used to run W2k3 Enterprise in the past rock solid but the lack of DirectX 10 and 11 made me drop it. You may wonder, why not install Server 2008 R2 instead of Server 2008? Trust me I have my reasons for that. Of all programs I have, one isn’t working properly under R2, there is a plugin that won’t show up in the GUI despite even when it’s physically in the folder. Funny thing is that it works under Server 2008 and of course Windows 7. You probably thinking right now, is this guy crazy or something? No not completely, no. I bought an OEM version of Windows 7 x64 earlier this quarter and the Server 2008 x64 SP2 copy is from MSDN last year. I have played games on Server 2008 before so I know its working, just wants your opinion about it and yes I know you have to make way more configuration tweaks and workarounds in Server but that’s piece of cake since I know it inside and out. I consider performance, stability and security above anything else and I need a robust and reliable system that won’t fail on me. Somehow I think Server 2008 have reached mature status and is a worthy adversary to Windows 7 which I also have used since RTM. And my interest for Server OSes is somehow stronger then the regular releases. This is a short specs list of the rig today: Gigabyte GTX 460 1GB 8GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 Q9650 Quad Core OC to 3.5GHZ So my friends I ask you, which of these two would you have chosen as a Gaming OS and why? Thanks for reading!