I recently purchased the book Networking for Dummies 9th Ed by Doug Lowe and now I've come to the chapter on setting up a server. The chapter specifically talks about setting up and installing Windows Server 2008. I don't really know much about servers I've never fooled around with one but it's my understanding that Server 2008 is a full blown server OS not software the I install it my existing Windows 7 system. That being said I'M afraid to put it on my main desktop but I have a few more desktops laying around that should work just fine. After looking at the price of Server 2008 I'M not really sure what to do. For the most part I'M just wanting to learn about servers and networking in general. At the most, maybe see how a server might benefit my local home network and maybe set up a media server for my TV's wireless D - Link. Is there a cheaper way of getting server 2008 and individual home users/learners? Thanks for any and all replies.