Can linux solve this windows problem?

From: Les Klassen Hamm <linux_at_no.spam.please>
Date: Wed Sep 24 2003 - 17:13:02 CST

On 24-Sep-03 Steven Kurylo wrote:
>>Now they keep getting error messages to the effect "too many network
>>connections". Can someone tell me if this is an issue with the XP pro server
> As its been mentioned, Microsoft in a service pack explicitly changed
> the non-server version of Windows 2k and XP to only allow a few
> connections (5 or 10?) to ensure you upgrade to the server version.
> Personally I'd upgrade all the clients to pro with a linux server.
> Unfortuately I can't remember the list anymore but I ran into many
> undocumented differences between home and pro that were show stoppers.
> But then basic desktop users without a BOFH trying to control them may
> not notice the differences.

I have a samba server setup in three other locations where there are XP home
clients. The glaring differences in my experience are the inability to do
domains (not relevant here) and the braindead peer-to-peer sharing (they
removed even Win98's ability for setting permissions - also not an issue here
if the file server actually holds all the data).

I think I will explore what other differences might matter before making a
recommendation, though.

Thanks all for the input.
Received on Wed Sep 24 17:13:02 2003

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