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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Why "Home Server"???
by enegeo on Tue 9th Jan 2007 01:28 UTC
enegeo
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2006-03-06

I don't know if it's usefull or if there's a market fot it.
What I really know is that the word "Server" doesn't mean anything to Mom or Dad, or our friend average Joe. If they really want to make "Consumer products" they must start naming them like that... why not something like "Home Center", "Media Center Storage"...
I don't know, it just doesn't sound friendly.

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RE: Why "Home Server"???
by jayson.knight on Tue 9th Jan 2007 02:45 in reply to "Why "Home Server"???"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

I seriously doubt that'll be the final name, it's much too simple compared to MS's other product names...perhaps something like "Windows Vista Networking/Storage/Backup/Bake You A Cake/ (Starter/Premium/Ultimate) Edition 2007" would better fall in line.

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