Professional is 30 bux and has what I need. Languages would have been nice, but if I ever do need it, I can upgrade. I don't need bit-locker for my desktop, and didn't have much use for it when I had Vista Ultimate on my laptop either.
[citation][nom]js882[/nom]Server 2008 R2. None of the bloat from the "consumer" editions all of the features (plus its much faster).[/citation]
You know, I do have it. I was planning to bench 2008 R2 x64 vs Win 7 Pro x64 over this weekend.