Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jan 2007 23:34 UTC
Windows As part of his keynote address on Sunday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Gates showed off Windows Home Server (more info at Ars) - a consumer device to serve as a central storage place for digital photos, music and other media. The first products are due out later this year from HP and others. The goal is to get devices that can cost less than USD 500. In the first of a two-part interview, Microsoft's chairman talks about why the average person wants a server, why they won't need a degree in computer science to run it and what hurdles remain before consumers reach the true digital home.
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Market?
by mallard on Mon 8th Jan 2007 23:47 UTC
mallard
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2006-01-06

It seems to me that there is very little market for Windows "Home Server".
The people who would benefit from and would want such a thing are mainly computer "enthusiasts" and are almost certianly computer literate enough to buy an older PC off eBay, install a large hard drive in it and set up either the version of Windows it is invetably already licenced with or Linux as a file server.
It's not exactly hard in either case.

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