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Windows 2008 vs Windows 2008 R2

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Hi,

This is related to the Microsoft Windows 2008 Server.

My question: What is the difference between Windows 2008 Server and Windows 2008 R2 server? Would experts explain a little bit of it please

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tjie
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The short answer - Windows 2008 is based on Vista, Windows 2008 R2 is based on Windows 7.  They both can be used with the same CALs.  Otherwise, every Windows OS is an evolution of the previous incarnations.
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Windows 2008 is based on Vista It is available in both 32 and 64 bit versions.
Windows 2008 R2 is based on Windows 7 It only comes in the 64 bit versions.
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