¶I game on Advanced Server
Larry Osterman's blog entry about using a server version of Windows as a desktop OS reminds me of a post I once saw on a forum:
A: I'm having trouble running Half Life on my gaming rig. Can anyone help me?
B: Maybe. What OS are you running?
A: Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Hopefully from the Microsoft company store....
Truth be told, it probably should have worked fine. I got NT4 Server as a gift and used to run it as my desktop OS, because for development it was much better than Windows 98. The only real downside, IIRC, was that a whole bunch of programs detected the Server version and refused to run because you were supposed to buy the far more expensive edition (which did pretty much the same thing).