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Why would you use Windows Server as a desktop operating system?

Why would you use Windows Server as a desktop operating system?

I've noticed quite a few people using Windows Server as their main desktop operating system. Why? I've never used it, so I don't know if it has some productivity features that aren't available in Windows Vista/7, but I'd like to know, if only to quench my curiosity.

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Guest [Entry]

"A couple reasons why I prefer Server:

Tends to be more stable, and have lower resource consumption (no proof of this, but it uses less at boot on a bigger machine than my laptop running Vista)
Allows for more than 1 remote session (default is 3 I think?) which makes it easier to share with others, or even to have multiple sessions for yourself
For 2008+, better VM support at the OS level (Hyper-V)

At work I have been running 2008/2008R2 with themes, so it looks very much like Vista (except no sidebar, which I don't miss). I would put it on my laptop, but I heard Hyper-V negates many of the power options, so I'm waiting for Win7 to come out."
Guest [Entry]

Development, specifically SharePoint, which cannot run on Windows XP and requires major hacking to get it to install and run on Vista.