I'm a student with a Mac (10.6.8) and had planned to get Windows 8 from Dreamspark and run it in VMWare Fusion 5 - however Dreamspark have suddenly (this week) removed Windows 8 and I can't get a copy now.
I am just wondering if it is possible to use Windows Server 2012 as an Operating System and would it function the same as Windows 8? I don't know anything about how Servers work or even what they are for, so is this an unrealistic proposition? Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 are still available on my Dreamspark account.
The purpose of needing Windows OS is that my university sometimes provides software that is intended to be run in Windows.
Also do you need anti-virus software if you were running Windows Server 2012 as an OS?
Also if you wanted to find out more about servers and what they do, where would you start (at a very basic level)?