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How is Windows Server different from regular Windows?

What are the differences between a server edition of windows (such as Windows Server 2008) and a regular version of windows (Like windows 7 ultimate, with the windows classic theme)? Could you use Windows 7 as a cheap server OS?

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Apart from restricting number of CPUs and amount of RAM, Windows 7 also has a maximum connection limit (10, I think).
Depending on what you are trying to do, this will kick in.

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