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Which alternative versions of Windows are alright for desktop

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Which alternative versions of Windows are alright for desktop use?
Windows Server 2016/2012/2008 or Windows Embedded 7/8/8.1
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gentoo
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>>51403299
Windows XP turned into POSReady 2009 (Mom & Dad tier)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Windows 7-tier)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Windows 8.1-ter)
Windows 10 LTSB N (10 w/o Metro apps, Cortana, Edge, WMP and so on, but needs to be un-telemetrized)
Gentoo (your next OS)
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>>51403299
Windows 2000
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>>51403299
the windows servers just have UI features and desktop components (e.g. windows media player) removed. they still use the NT kernel and run everything like normal. They're not intended for desktop use

Embedded is a componentised version so you can select the parts you want, useful for ATMs, kiosks, point of sale machines, etc. You either install it through the runtime or create an answer file with the components. Technically you can select all components and it is a rebranded windows desktop (e.g. windows embedded std 7 > windows 7 pro)

Not much point in either for desktop use. Just use 7.
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>>51403398
If you really need this, look at: windows2000 (dot) tk
Also lurk some MSFN forums about guys who still use 2k on their desktops
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>>51403418
>They're not intended for desktop use
xD
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>>51403439
it's 2015, ironically shitposting xD is not funny. he's up to two levels of irony now.

>They're not intended for desktop use
My years of helpdesk support in my past life tell me that sometimes people need the obvious stated to them.

There's no reason to run windows servers on the desktop at all.
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>>51403455
I know people do it so that's why I asked.
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>>51403455
>without WMP (have you ever used this?)
>without Metro shit
>without windows store and so on
>without enduser bells and whistles
>defaults to windows classic look (<2k8R2)
>adds hyper-v which is a pretty good vm suite
>adds ftp/http/smb/wmi server

Yes, there are some reasons to use Windows Server on desktop, but only if you're not a retartded normie.
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>>51403455
>mfw i used to believe windows server meant being connected to windows
no bully i was 13
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