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Not to swipe at Linux (I’ve used UNIX very successfully in the past) but there are also other alternatives to the Windows XP/Vista/7 bloatware. Windows 2000 is small, fast, stable, now relatively cheap and supported by a vast array of peripheral manufacturers. I’ve run Windows 2000 Server for months without rebooting (along with Windows Media Server and other Microsoft add-ons including Internet Informat Server, FTP Server, etc.). Interestingly enough, it was only when I added supposedly more stable open development software (IceCast) that the configuration became more unstable (but it still ran for weeks at a time).
I continue to use Windows 2000 Server for Artisan Radio’s server platform. Having used pretty much every operating system and hardware platform out there at one point or another of my career in the computer industry, I’d still stick with Microsoft if I had any choice at all. But then, at this point, I prefer to get things running quickly and easily, rather than having to play around. My geekware tolerance is pretty negligible.