Yet, another example of a question being closed as ‘not a real question’.
I grant the question actually requires reading to understand. Yet, people shouldn’t be closing questions if they do not understand the details. If one doesn’t use Kiln (for example) they should be additionally cautious for closing a question.
The very first line is: “Kiln (service for Mercurial) requires Windows server 2003/2008.” This establishes a found system requirement.
The two actual questions are not only reasonable and clear, but actually bulleted to stand out as questions.
• Are MS Server OSs a requirement for DVCS systems (Mercurial or Git) on the windows platform?
• Or to put it another way, Is it practical to run DVCS (Mercurial or Git) on Windows 7?
The next paragraph points out that open source software tends not to include this type of information.
The last bullet point is a bit vague, but taken in the context of the question is answerable.
I would at this point answer the question myself, but as it is closed cannot.
The answer is along the lines of the following should be acceptable:
Yes, while Kiln (service for Mercurial) requires Window Server 2003/2008 to operate, Mercurial itself does not require Windows Server 2003/2008. Many developers run Mercurial on Windows 7.