I really like this. I had heard about this but hadn’t seen any evidence…and still must look into it, but I really like it.
Anyone who remembers the days of Novell NetWare being King of the LANs may agree that you don’t need a fancy GUI to have a server. Something which is still relevant to UX’s today and thankfully Microsoft are starting to take notice. One thing I really like about Microsoft is that they do listen and are not too arrogant to think that only their opinion is the only one that matters.
I shan’t go into why I believe a GUI is not something for a server right now, but all I can say is that I shall be looking into the restrictions and possibilities of the Server Core Installation in due course. I am confident that this could be the beginning of the end for GUI based servers for Windows, but then it couldn’t really be called Windows any more could it? How about … “Microsoft Server – Solid, fast and dependable!”