Why Server 2008 [R2] over Windows Vista/7?
For me the answer is much simpler then some of the others given here; if it doesn't work I can't use it and get work done
-- so fault tolerance and stability seal the deal for me.
Among other things I do Sound Design for games, film, theater, and television -- and I have several applications and that will consistently BSOD Windows 7
Moreover on some chip sets even with its newer kernel architecture and HAL Windows 7
has some of the same audio reproduction issues as Windows XP
where you'll get drop-outs and popping -- and while these issues have been blamed on some chip sets, the issues don't prevail on the Windows Server
In a professional audio production environment, as I'm sure is the case in any other professional production environment where time is money; these short-comings just aren't tolerable, and Microsoft and the staffs of large sound and film studios have made no headway to resolving them on Windows 7
I also agree with yumeyao's
remarks about all the ridiculous automation in Windows 7, which is well and fine for a Consumer 'User Land
' OS, but in professional production environment can work across purposes of what you need the OS to do, and be a time consuming pain in the ass to reconcile...