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: Less than $500?
by Bit_Rapist on Tue 9th Jan 2007 15:28 UTC in reply to "Less than $500?"
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Honestly though, an entry-level Mac Mini works like a charm as a home server. Small, silent and easily expandable by adding an Iomega MiniMax or a LaCie Mini.

Sounds like a pretty pricey server with limited storage space out of the box.

For the same money you could get a NAS (granted with more limited functionality) solution from someone else with prob 500 or more gigabytes.

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