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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It seems Microsoft is now recognizing the need for full-fledged network server capability in the home, after having wilfully crippled this functionality in the Windows home version.

Also, even though I kinda like the idea of a cheap headless box somewhere in a corner, it will take even more price drops in hard disk capacity before we get HUGE hard disks, with enough redundancy to counteract the possibly detrimental effects of a single point of failure for all the PCs around the house.

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1 TB for under $400 US is too expensive for you? ;)

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