Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the "Leanest & Meanest"

Networking enhancements, a reduced attack surface and virtualization capabilities earn Windows Server 2008 eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice award. "Faster" and "slimmer" are two adjectives to which few software product upgrades can lay legitimate claim—particularly if the software upgrade in question is a Windows operating system.And, yet, Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, which recently hit the RTM […]

Networking enhancements, a reduced attack surface and virtualization capabilities earn Windows Server 2008 eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice award.

"Faster" and "slimmer" are two adjectives to which few software product upgrades can lay legitimate claim—particularly if the software upgrade in question is a Windows operating system.

And, yet, Microsoft's Windows Server 2008, which recently hit the RTM (release to manufacturing) milestone, demonstrates that Microsoft is capable of producing a lean, mean server machine—and doing it, no less, atop the same code base that backs the company's oft-maligned Windows Vista client operating system.

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