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Sharepoint 2010 foundation vs Search Server 2010 express

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Hi, I'm getting ready to deploy a SharePoint 2010 farm and am considering using solely SSX rather than solely SPF or a combination of SSX or SPF.  I'm just not sure I understand the pros and cons of each scenario.

After reading the following, I can't see any real benefit to using SPF at all?  Am I missing something?  

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sharepoint2010setup/thread/3294d73f-b127-439e-88af-c78c70f9a9e2

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepoint2010general/thread/c0118fb1-ed0c-4e48-9393-f8dc6a35ad21/

http://olafd.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/do-we-need-sharepoint-foundation-2010/



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If you want advanced search features, just install search server and not foundation.  

Search server is foundation plus extra serach capabilites.
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Please close this out.
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I wonder why anyone would install SharePoint foundation and not SSE from the get go.
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