i'm a tech we've quite a bit of experience with 2-5 user businesses. i can appreciate the cost difference between xp and sbs, but it doesn't stop there does it. you inevitably get a higher spec machine for sbs and the biggest cost is normally the IT techs time in configuring, installing and support.
users get told to keep their 'filthy habits' away from the business pc's, although i generally put it in a slightly nicer way.
what you are saying is right in an ideal world, and i'm all for aiming that high. i think its going more that way since the success of sbs2003, but its difficult persuading the one man band that now he's taking his first employee on he needs to shell out for a server as well as a new workstation.
i do look forward to the time when i can work on servers permanently.
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