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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by Finchwizard on Tue 9th Jan 2007 00:16 UTC
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I think this is where the iTV or whatever it will be called when announced will make a bit of a inroad.

I'm sure people don't want multiple computers to update constantly with Virus updates and patches etc.

Whereas the iTV just pulls off all you Videos, Photos etc off your computer, which makes it much easier to watch them comfortably.

What I would like to see in these devices is the ability to record TV and things, I love my TViX box where I can dump movies and songs, pics onto a hard drive, and watch them on my TV, but if I could record TV straight onto the hard drive, it would make a killing.

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