Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2007 23:00 UTC
Windows "I have to admit that when I first heard about the Windows Home Server I didn't really think that much of the concept. After all, it's pretty simple to take an existing Windows server and turn it into a home storage and backup system. Also, there are plenty of easy-to-deploy Linux appliances that can quickly turn any system into an effective network-attached storage device, and never mind the many inexpensive network hard drives available at many stores. And all of this is still true. But after testing the release candidate of Windows Home Server that was made available last week at connect.microsoft.com, I must say that I am very impressed with its implementation, simplicity and functionality."
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RE: linux networked device
by fignew on Thu 21st Jun 2007 15:56 UTC in reply to "linux networked device"
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In the article you said it's easy to set up a headless linux server. Could you enlighten me? I'd like to boot from a cd and have the pc mount any hardisks as r/w network storage accessible from a windows pc.

You could check out freeNAS, though not Linux based (it's fBSD based), it seems to be what you're looking for. Really nice WebGUI too. http://www.freenas.org/

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