Should I use Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 for my home theater pc?
October 18, 2010 7:42 AM Subscribe
Should I use Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 for my home theater pc? It will also function as a server.
posted by dvrcthewrld to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I want to build a combination HTPC and server that will sit in my living room just below my tv. I want it to be small (like an ASRock Mini PC), have a blu-ray drive, native 1080p, hdmi out to tv, 5.1 or 7.1 audio, a tuner card, extremely quiet. In addition, though, I want to use it as an on-site backup solution for one desktop(Win 7) and one laptop(Vista), and a file/media server. The server functions will only be occasionally used, but I want it always on and available from the road.
Given that I want to use it in the manner outlined above, which OS is a better choice?