ws2k8 <-> w7/vista?

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  1. datcat

    datcat MDL Member

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    #1 datcat, Nov 16, 2008
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  2. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    Well Windows 7 is pre-beta right now, so yes it works and it works great. If you read the comments on that article you would see every comment is the exact opposite of the guys article. If you are looking for a good workstation OS Server 2008 is not it, by definition it is a server OS, so yes the eye candy is turned off but there is a lot more things running because it is a server OS. You can try Windows 7 and see if it works for you but there are not guarantees, Vista Business x64 is probably the next best bet.
     
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    Server 08 works perfectly as a desktop OS, it's faster then it's cousin, still it's no XP but I have been using Server 08 for months with no problems. So when you say it doesn't make a good Workstation, but your pluggin the pre beta of 7? What issues did you have with Server 08??
     
  5. ZaForD

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    A Mack Semi or a Ferrari Enzo, both work perfectly as daily runabouts.
    But most people either don't want to pay the overheads, or put up with the problems they can cause. :D
     
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    Im kind of curious what hardware you are running this on..that will make a Huge difference. Kindly enlighten me if you would. :D:D

    -Just curious:rolleyes:
     
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  8. RomanS

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    I recently upgraded to this (from P4 GF):

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
    ASUS P5E3 Deluxe
    Ram 4Gb DDR2-1067 Corsair
    GeForce 8800GTX

    But please don't consider this an enlightment, 'cause I never enlighten. Instead, I learn things from this forum. Sometimes I venture my opinions, which I do not mean to be the guidelines. Yes, new OSs will perform slower, which will be Ok on faster systems (not on mine :)) and which in turn will give users more features. I do not do much encoding. As for chess I sometimes play, Shredder 10 performs just slightly faster that I can notice, but the quality of moves is better. Of course the difference is noticeable when playing smth like Call Of Duty 4, and when doing multitasking.

    Cheers.
     
  9. datcat

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    #9 datcat, Nov 18, 2008
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    Hi RomanS, I totally agree...

    If there is:
    -more/faster Ram
    -faster/more core Processor
    -MB etc. tweaks...

    ...left to be upgraded, this usually has a greater impact on performance than OS has,

    BUT:
    -Due to "time/money restrictions" most of us cannot change hardware as fast as the developement goes... hence often
    -we have to do the best of what hardware we have...
    -then also OS performance is a part of the picture...
    ...
     
  10. RomanS

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    right, it'll sure make difference when you do large pieces of coding. Maybe you should stay with XP.

    I would install both and then test which was faster.

    WS2008 is certainly good, though in my experience I have slight compatibility issues.

    I don't know, it is all up to you and your needs. Wish you make the right choice.
     
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    Thank's RomanS for your interesting and most conciderate posts! :):eek:
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    #13 datcat, Nov 20, 2008
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    If I can find the time for it, I would like to try some free "Media Center coding alternatives". I also want to try and compare "Media Center coding alternatives" using Linux... (After finally getting Media Center 2005 to work as expected)

    Theese 64bit OSes you mention, do they run faster than 32bit OSes on 32-bit processors/hardware (that most of us have) aswell? It seems yes, according to those benchmarks above! :confused:
     
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    most prosessors today are 64bit, you MUST have a 64bit cpu to run a 64bit os.

    32bit software in my exp shows NOW perf hit and infact a few apps i have run BETTER in 64bit windows then 32bit :)
     
  14. zort

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    I like my XP x64. It has fewer background processes than Vista which means you can use your computer for what you want without your OS slowing you down. I know Vista can be tweaked too though. I have it on another drive as a backup. :)