Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26


If you need a simple box to run a single file share to house an Access database that will be used by multiple people, would you go to the effort of installing/configuring/managing a server version of Windows? Or just install XP, install Office, and share a folder? (Yes, we do this, for that one stupid Access database ... personally, I think Access should be nuked!)

Just because it's a "server" doesn't mean it needs a server-optimised OS.


You can only share with 10 users at a time, and that's in xp pro. With home you are limited to 5. It's a desktop OS that comes with limited network sharing capabilities. It isn't a server OS.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

And ... if you need to share with 10 people, why would you spend $$$$$$$ on Windows server, when Windows desktop does the job?

That's my point.

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StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

And ... if you need to share with 10 people, why would you spend $$$$$$$ on Windows server, when Windows desktop does the job?

That's my point.


Earlier posters disagree that this is even possible. Of course people do exactly as you are suggesting.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

That still doesn't make it a server OS.

It's a desktop OS with basic sharing capabilities.

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