Chris Pirillo Video: Server vs Desktop PC

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Chris Pirillo is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV’s Call for Help show. Chris’s insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at and

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5 thoughts on “Chris Pirillo Video: Server vs Desktop PC”

  1. I’m achieving a huge advantage by running programs through my Windows Server 2008 RC2, and not having to update each of the three computers I use a lot. For instance, I use OpenOffice, and it works perfectly through a server. I’m saving tons of hard drive space as well. I’m in the learning process, and cramped for hard drive capacity, but I plan to add a Windows Update server role, and might try a DNS server role since I saw an increase in speed until I wiped the server OS (due to my learner-don’t-care status). I said I’m running programs, but I should qualify I was doing so for about three months problem free until I decided to start from scratch due to my DNS experiment. I will be again in a few days. I work at home, use Internet phone, and use a TV card on that one computer.

    You said you thought there are hardware advantages to using a server, but I only seem to run into the opposite. I need to run a virtual boot of Windows 7 ULTIMATE (in caps, because the others won’t boot) over the server to effectively use my equipment. I would recommend this step, since the boot time for 7 is awesome, and cheap if you find a foreign authorized dealer.

    My equipment isn’t very special, and only on 2GB of memory for the time being. I paid about $110 for the motherboard and an Intel dual-core CPU. I live alone, so there’s only one user using it at any one time, or I’d be devastated by the low amount of memory.

    What advantages aren’t there?

  2. Thanks for the feedback. When available we will embed and/or provide links to video transcripts. Please note: transcripts are now available for the Tekzilla Tip videos.

    Also, worth noting that YouTube has recently announced an expansion of some exciting technology that allows video producers to offer closed captioning with their videos. Look for more videos to include this option soon.

  3. LisaDawn McCabe

    I agree with both Gary and John – I am also Deaf. The video is useless to me and I am a professional computer technician. How can I access this information?

  4. I agree with Gary Hathaway,
    Especially if it is technical advice that you want to follow step by step. A transcript that can be printed is far better.

  5. I understand that video is going to be used more and more it leaves people like me out of the picture. No pun intended. I am totally deaf so as interesting and useful the video may be it is useless to folks like me.
    A transcrip being availabe would of great help us!

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