Thursday, October 11th 2007

Windows Home Server Software Now Available

Microsoft is finally ready to roll with its Windows Home Server operating system (OS). The Redmond, Washington-based software company pushed out a release candidate version of the software in June and released it to manufacturing in mid-July. Microsoft Windows Home Server (32-bit) is now available to purchase. Newegg lists the OEM version of the software on its website for $189.99. For more information on Windows Home Server and all of its features, be sure to check the Windows Home Server home page.Source: DailyTech
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10 Comments on Windows Home Server Software Now Available

#2
mdm-adph
I still can't figure out what kind of computer user this is for -- the grandma who still tries to talk into her mouse, or the next-door neighbor who sends everyone e-cards twice a week?

Think about it -- if someone is technologically-apt enough to have the need for a home server, wouldn't they also be smart enough to use Linux and not have to pay anything?

Who's going to buy this?
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Good question and Im not entirely sure who this is for. Im gonna investigate their home page and take a whack at looking up the uses for it.
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#4
[I.R.A]_FBi
its for ppl with multiple pc's at home who want to share file sona server as well as backup vista pc's
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#6
devguy
by: Steevo
I has two keys.
Oh does you? :laugh:
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#7
Steevo
It is paving the way for thin clients in the future.




Think about a small radioesque device that can play any music out of your library, and you have one in four rooms. Think about a LCD in your kitchen that you can surf the web from, look through your pics, or watch net TV. With a remote. Think about a picture on your wall that runs through your favorite pics.

Think about no noise for many devices as they are low power and you have one main system that serves, stores, and runs all your devices. Think about a Tivo or DVR with no limit on space, or quality.
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#8
qwerty_lesh
im thinking more about the $189 price tag for an operating system that has less use for todays devices :confused:
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#9
Wile E
Power User
by: mdm-adph
I still can't figure out what kind of computer user this is for -- the grandma who still tries to talk into her mouse, or the next-door neighbor who sends everyone e-cards twice a week?

Think about it -- if someone is technologically-apt enough to have the need for a home server, wouldn't they also be smart enough to use Linux and not have to pay anything?

Who's going to buy this?
I would. I'm adept at Linux, but it's still a PITA. It's not as user friendly as this, or even Apple's server OSes.
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#10
Jizzler
As of the last RC, dcpromo and other options hadn't been stripped out yet. I wonder if they can still be enabled? It would be worth it to me then - domain logins, roaming profiles, etc. Not to say that it doesn't have it's place. People looking for a solid file server with a pretty face might be interested. It's based on Server 2003 and has a cutesy website with your media and files organized.

If you're rolling your own, this just came out: http://www.norcotek.com/DS-520.php
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