I believe the same idea was also used for Windows Server 2008 vs. Windows Vista; turns out Server 2008 is a better gaming OS.
Okay this is turning into too much of a PC thread where is the gossip about the litigation's?
hmmm Too much AMD/ATi hating here hehe. I guess I'm really the only one that has not had any issues with AMD/ATi video cards. I've been using red since my geforce 3 died and replaced it with an ATi 9800xt, then I upgraded to 1800xt, then to hd4850, and now on hd 7870 I do update the drivers every 2 to 3 months though, maybe thats why heh.
I actually have not thought about Windows Server as a gaming platform. I guess without the roles it's pretty basic. But then again, I've always stripped out stuff from xp, vista and windows 7 installs too. I also remember having Windows 98 stripped down to about 50-something mb. I'm curious about Windows 8 and what I can and cannot strip out of it.