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Server 2008 for Home Use (repost on Vista forums)

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#1 taylorm7cl


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:01 PM

*** Please do not mark this as spam, although this has been posted on the Windows Server forums, I believe it falls into the Vista forums as well. ***


I am definitely upset that Microsoft has discontinued Windows Vista support.

That being said, I want to move to a supported operating system. Windows Server 2008 is basically Vista, but for business use. I do not want to move to Windows 7, I do not like 7. With the Shadow Brokers releasing new data of NSA spying tools. I have nothing to hide, but I'd rather not have my data mined by the NSA. Since Windows Server 2008 is still supported by Microsoft for the next three years, I would like to use that to stay on Vista for as long as possible.

Of course with obvious changes being made to the Server operating system to perform more like a home OS, would it be ideal to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 SP2?


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 04:23 PM


With the Shadow Brokers releasing new data of NSA spying tools. I have nothing to hide, but I'd rather not have my data mined by the NSA


I think you are missing the point here. It is not, in these circumstance, NSA you have to worry about but every script kiddie in the world who fancies himself as a hacker. NSA after all have had these tools since they were written.


However, as this is a duplicate topic and one that more properly belongs in the Server section I an closing it in the Vista section to avoid confusion.. If anybody wishes to follow up this topic pleae do so in the Server section, here -




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