I'm building a new desktop PC and I'm a Comp. Sci. student at a large University.
Being a student, I have access to a free license to a full retail version of Windows Server 2012 (but only an "upgrade" license to Win 8). I need a full license as this is a new computer with a blank hard drive.
Is there any reason I can't use Server 2012 as an alternative to Win 8? Would I not want to do this? Are there any major Win 8 features removed from Server 2012 that would make it undesirable for desktop use?
I used Server 2012 at work and it's seems really similar to Win 8 (I have not ever used Win 8).