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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Ta but no ta very much
by Havin_it on Tue 9th Jan 2007 04:56 UTC
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Thanks, but I already have a Home Server(TM). It cost me all of 100 off eBay, provides a generous amount of storage with hardware RAID5 failover, and provides every type of server (web, database(s), SSH, rsync, Samba, Bittorrent, print/scan to Windows and Linux clients, Radius for my WLAN) I currently desire, and anything else I might need in future -- guaranteed.

Oh, and besides all the above provided by Linux, it came with a copy of Windows NT 4.0 Server thrown in. But I haven't found a use for that yet :/

Yes, I'm aware that the above sounds arrogant and flamebaity as f***. But honestly, I don't see the point of this.

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