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[4]: Market?
by archiesteel on Tue 9th Jan 2007 00:49 UTC 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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RE[6]: Market?
by jayson.knight on Tue 9th Jan 2007 02:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Market?"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

"You mean WHS will keep on 24h/365d, doing noise and eating power?"

Most modern PCs are almost silent, and power consumption of a PC with no monitor isn't much more than a couple of lights. I leave my 2 workstations on 24/7, and it's maybe an extra 5 bucks a month.

Or just tuck the server away in a media closet somewhere?

Regardless, very flawed argument.

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