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[5]: Market?
by Rayz on Tue 9th Jan 2007 09:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Market?"
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"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.

Well, that's easy; but how about setting the large hard drive to automatically back up all the connnected machines at midnight?

Or getting it to only back up files that differ on each machine?

Or getting the hard drive to support remote desktops?

Or supporting versioned backups so that the wife can just look at the her backups and pick out one file from one particular date to restore?

Edited 2007-01-09 09:33

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