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Re: Please help me with this one

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 08:35:28 -0500

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 06:38, Bolstridge, Andrew
<andy.bolstridge_at_intergraph.com> wrote:
> It depends: if he's using svnserve then he'll be fine. If he's using apache
> then the first ten developers will see it work fine, developer number 11
> will not have too good a time though J

It's not just about connection limits built into the OS. Disk I/O too.

> Running it on XP will be ok, and I imagine he's using it as it's a cheaper
> option than running w2003 Server. In such circumstances, I find that Linux
> is an even more affordable option than using XP. I doubt the hardware is an
> issue, modern workstations are more powerful than servers were just a couple
> of years ago.

My comment about "server grade hardware" wasn't so much directed at
power, but at reliability. Most desktops don't have dual power
supplies, RAID or ECC memory.

XP (and the hardware you typically find it on) isn't a server. Period.
Don't force it to be one.

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