Best OS to run .Net 4.0, VS 2010?

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello - I'm gearing up for a ASP.NET 4.0 project, and wondering if it's worth re-loading my laptop

I've already pretty much decided I'm going to upgrade from WXP to W7, but a recent post with the spec requirements for VS 2010 got me thinking - is there a clear advantage for running VS 2010 (or just doing ASP.NET development, in general) between W7, Windows Server 2008, or even just sticking with WXP?


Question by:mlagrange
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    I don't think you'll notice a difference.  Server 2008 would certainly have a more robust web server than the two desktop OSes, but for development purposes that would be overkill.

    I've worked with VS2010 on both XP and Win7.  While I personally prefer Win7 as an OS, the development experience is essentially identical.

    Author Comment

    Sorry I took so long to close this; I thought I'd give it awhile to see what others might have to say.

    Thanks for your response.
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    You're welcome.  Was the answer satisfactory?  Did you have any other questions?

    Author Comment

    >>> Was the answer satisfactory?  > Yes
    >>> Did you have any other questions? > With ASP.NET, I am nothing BUT questions :-D

    Thanks again
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    by:paulmacd is a great resource, and there are lots of others.  If there's something specific, post it and I'll try to help you with it.

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