"Pegasus [MVP]" <news@newsgroup> wrote in message
> If you have no idea what Windows server is about then you should pick up
> some training or read some text book on the subject first, before
> committing yourself to buying and installing it. Without sound knowledge
> you either waste your time and money (at best) or you cause a disaster at
> your workplace (at worst). Running a server without being suitably trained
> is like driving a bus while having only an ordinary car driver's licence.
> A lot of people might depend on you.
I think I didn't make myself clear in my previous posts, so I will try to
explain myself a little better.
I am a programmer (oracle, mysql, php, java, delphi and c++) for 15+ years.
I used to work with Unix and NT servers for over a decade in the past, so I
guess I AM used with "servers" and I know what they're for. No, this is not
a workplace, and no, this is not going to cause any "disaster" and no, I'm
not going to spend my money. I just intended to download the trial version
for a few days and test to see if it will be good for what I intend to do
That said, if you pay close attention to what I asked, you will notice that
all the programs I listed are server-side applications. So, since this OS is
named MS "SERVER" I thought maybe databases and http/ftp/vnc servers would
be included in the "server" nomenclature. I was just making sure before
So, this is a HOME environment and I want to share my own videos and
pictures and music around the other computers in the house as well as
install http/ftp/vnc servers inside this home network. I tried windows XP
but it seems to be tricky with WMP v11 and my Sony Bravia TV won't recognize
its videos (even though WMP v12 with Win7 works fine). I was wondering if
Windows Server would be any better for that specific task as well as the
other apps mentioned above.
Thanks in advance.