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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I have a 250GB Buffalo Linkstation Pro running at home with a 250GB USB disk as its dedicated backup.

Works just fine for streaming music, for backing up the Windows, OS/2, and Linux boxes on my LAN, and for storing general files, running central applications, etc.

It's smaller than a PC, runs Linux and Samba, and works like a toaster. No worries, no fuss.

Edited 2007-01-09 22:50

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