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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RE[4]: Market?
by mallard on Tue 9th Jan 2007 01:17 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Market?"
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It depends ou what you think "easy" means.

"Easy" as in "connect the large hard drive as the secondary master or externally via USB, right click on the icon in 'My Computer' and set up sharing.".
Although with Linux it will be "install the OS, install Webmin and set up sharing from there", slightly more complex.

(Note that the box only needs a monitor for this short proccess. VNC or Remote Desktop can be used for maintanance.)

Even if you first have to install the OS it won't take more than an hour or two.

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