Firstly why im going to use a workstation as a server: im broke and the choice was between a totally done/crap ancient server or a half decent hp workstation i chose the hp workstation with xeon(core2based) and a some fb-dimms.. for like 50 quid. I am putting a decent harddisk in it and will backup projects to my main pc.
Primary purpose of the server = well multipurpose i want to put databases run wcf services to them, perhaps host a website and lol maybe through the odd game server up, i realise ive mentioned alot of things but none of them will be that intensive they will all be small and not that intensive(wcf&database for my mobile phone apps).
Being a new grad means i can get my hands on almost anything Microsoft for free.(and no i dont want linux for this, its fine just being on my other :) computers)
Right my question is which version of windows server would be best for me? i can get my hands on many verions but cant find an overview to tell me what there about in web store were i get them MS does what they do best in describing a product by describing loads of stuff except what the hell it does.