I'm about to setup a server/media computer in my home, but I don't know which OS to use. I'm currently running Ubuntu, but I dislike having to do use the terminal so much. I have configured a server running Windows XP before, so I know how to set up a server with a GUI.
The computer is going to be hooked up to two TV screens at the same time. I'm particularly going to use it for:
- Server apps (HTTP, ftp, svn, remote access, etc...)
- Watching HD movies
- Web surfing (with flash)
What would be the benefits of using Windows 7 versus Windows Server 2008? For home server use, is one more appropriate than the other?