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#1 tripflex

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:29 PM

Ok so here's the deal. I have a server at home i use for FTP, Proxy, and IIS (MS type of Apache). Anyways i was originally running my entire site off my server until i decided to rent one for my main website and i setup a subdomain http://www2.mileka.com that would route to my server.

ANYWAYS, i have Windows Server 2008 installed and i need to reinstall my operating system. Here's my question, i only use the server for Proxy, FTP, File Sharing, and light HTTP use whenever i test out html files or php scripts. I just hooked it up to my 60" plasma through HDMI with a video card so i will probably start watching movies off it too.

So, should i just install Win7 and setup apache on there? I no longer have need for the IIS functions and just a basic web server will work, so i'll probably go back to Apache.

I heard that Windows Server 2008 R2 is just for 64bit computers, is this true?

What do you guys think? I'm sure Win7 will give me all the functions i need and i dont think i will miss anything from server...just trying to get everyone's opinion.

EDIT: The computer i'm using is a Dell Optiplex 745, i'm not sure if it supports 64 bit or not.

THANKS!!

Edited by tripflex, 17 March 2010 - 05:50 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:45 PM

I heard that Windows Server 2008 R2 is just for 64bit computers, is this true?

According to http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008...quirements.aspx it's true.

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Minimum: 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)

Note: An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:49 AM

Ah man, i wanted to install that version because it looks like windows 7 but with all the server enviroment. Oh well, looks like we're goin with Windows 7, thanks for the help man!


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