Hey 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.