Are you a student? Get Windows Server 2008 R2 for FREE!


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Free Windows 2008 ServerHey Students! Are you currently taking, or planning to take, IT classes? Then this is an offer you won’t want to miss. Thanks to their DreamSpark program, Microsoft is currently offering Windows Server 2008 R2 to eligible high school and college students… for free! You do need a Windows Live ID and a valid student e-mail address, but then you can download an OS installation disc image file. WS 2008 R2 is based on the Windows NT 6.1 kernel – the same kernel as in Windows 7, with a similar user interface. This OS normally costs $1029, so it’s a hell of a deal.

[Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition]





10 Responses to Are you a student? Get Windows Server 2008 R2 for FREE!

  1. So… what?

    In Germany (and many other countries I am sure) we have something called “MSDNAA” aka MSDN Academic Alliance. Here you can get (depending on your university) nearly all MS-products (except Outlook, Word, Excel) for free.

    At the Leibniz University of Hannover for example you can get (among others) Windows 7 Pro and the other OSes in x86/x64 and various languages, VirtualPC and VirtualPC for Mac, many different SQL Servers, Visual C# and C++, Exchange, Access, …

    So what’s the big deal about DreamSpark?

    • I suppose this for people who’s schools do not pay for that service. You are not the center of the universe, didn’t they teach you that at university?

    • well aren’t you special. I don’t have access to the MSDNAA anymore (different school) so this is a pretty sweet deal.

  2. So… what?

    In Germany (and many other countries I am sure) we have something called "MSDNAA" aka MSDN Academic Alliance. Here you can get (depending on your university) nearly all MS-products (except Outlook, Word, Excel) for free.

    At the Leibniz University of Hannover for example you can get (among others) Windows 7 Pro and the other OSes in x86/x64 and various languages, VirtualPC and VirtualPC for Mac, many different SQL Servers, Visual C# and C++, Exchange, Access, …

    So what's the big deal about DreamSpark?

    • I suppose this for people who's schools do not pay for that service. You are not the center of the universe, didn't they teach you that at university?

    • well aren't you special. I don't have access to the MSDNAA anymore (different school) so this is a pretty sweet deal.