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[7]: Market?
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 9th Jan 2007 03:14 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Market?"
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I re-iterate: I see no need for "Joe Average" to have a "home server".

At one time certain execs at HP thought there was no need for the average person at home to even have a computer. We all see how accurate that one turned out to be!

Joe User already has a server at home, a lot of people are sharing out music and videos over their home LAN using shared folders etc.

The fact that routers have become common place in the home shows that joe user is capable of learning and connecting the dots when the package is fairly straightforward.

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