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Windows Server 2008 Alternatives

Windows Server 2008 is described as 'Save time, increase scalability, and reduce costs with the Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization tools, Web resources, and management enhancements' and is a operating system in the online services category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows Server 2008 for Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is CentOS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Server 2008 are TrueNAS, Ubuntu Server, Univention Corporate Server and CoreOS.

Windows Server 2008 alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Linux Distros or NAS Systems. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Server 2008.
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  1. CentOS icon

    CentOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    CentOS is a community-supported, free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream distribution.

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    TrueNAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    TrueNAS (formerly FreeNAS) is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. TrueNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTrueNAS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Ubuntu Server icon

    Ubuntu Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The leading platform for scale-out computing, Ubuntu Server helps you make the most of your infrastructure. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.

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  4. Univention Corporate Server is a pre-configured platform to operate and manage server applications and complete IT infrastructures free of charge.

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    Online portal of UCS for all users and administrators
  5. CoreOS icon

    CoreOS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks.

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    AlmaLinux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Launched with the code-name Project Lenix, AlmaLinux OS is an open-source, community-driven project that intends to fill the gap left by the demise of the CentOS stable release.

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    Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2. Two pre-release versions, a developer preview and a beta version, were released during development.

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    start screen
  8. Windows Server 2019 icon

    Windows Server 2019

    • Windows

    With Windows Server 2019 and Windows Admin Center (formerly Project Honolulu), customers will be able to easily integrate Azure services such as Azure Backup, Azure File Sync, disaster recovery, and much more so they will be able to leverage these Azure services without...

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    Windows Defender ATP securing a machine running Windows Server 2019 Preview
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    macOS Server

    • Mac

    Just like that, your Mac is a powerful server.

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  10. Amazon Linux AMI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image provided by Amazon Web Services for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It is designed to provide a stable, secure, and high performance execution environment for applications running on Amazon EC2.

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