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[3]: Market?
by DittoBox on Tue 9th Jan 2007 00:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Market?"
DittoBox
Member since:
2005-07-08

Solid State drives fail too. In fact many flash-based devices have a certain number of writes they can execute before they start to get stale...

Physical degeneration occurs in everything; somethings just survive longer than others.

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RE[4]: Market?
by archiesteel on Tue 9th Jan 2007 00:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Market?"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Solid State drives fail too.

True. I wonder which one would last longer if the server is always on and doesn't move...

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RE[5]: Market?
by diegocg on Tue 9th Jan 2007 00:59 in reply to "RE[4]: Market?"
diegocg Member since:
2005-07-08

You mean WHS will keep on 24h/365d, doing noise and eating power? Now that would be a good reason for *not* buying it.

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