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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Of course Gates wants a server in every home
by ido50 on Tue 9th Jan 2007 12:26 UTC
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How else can he eliminate the Mac/Linux enemy and take complete control of our lives, if not by creating an unnecessary dependency between the PC and the server?

As days pass by, I believe more and more strongly that MS does intend to eliminate software as a product and create a client-server method of computing, where no software is actually installed on a user's PC, and programs are executed through net servers which only MS and their "licensed software distributers" provide software for. That's not some crazy idea I have, that's what they said in a MS Israel lecture over here about a year back.

"Mikrosopht. Because we control you!"

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