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robbiex
2007-08-10, 11:10
We have been testing Windows Server 2008 for about three months. It is still beta, but, in our experience, is far more stable and is generally better designed and has better performance in comparison with XP, Windows Server 2003 and Vista. It is technically a server operating system, but works equally well for desktop applications.
I mention it only because we are running SlimServer on this OS and others may have a similar interest. SlimServer and SoftSqueeze install and run on Windows Server 2008 without any obvious problems.
There were two glitches which were due to my errors and not the OS or the application software. These were an intermittent network conflict and an incorrect hard drive letter assignment. These glitches have been resolved.
The SlimServer/Squeezebox combination is otherwise working perfectly except for a minor work around that is required for MMS URLs and an inability to use << & >> for movement along a single FLAC audio tract.
SlimServer/Squeezebox provides audio quality that, based on listening, is indistinguishable from that of the original signal whether it is from a ripped CD or streaming audio. The system is proving to be very reliable and easy to use.
We wish to express our thanks to SlimDevices/Logitech for an excellent product.