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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"There are NAS devices and routers that supports plugging in USB hard drives and acts as a server. I don't see how Windows Home Server has a large market."

You just answered your own statement...look at the size of the market for consumer level NAS devices right now, that space is exploding. If MS can get terabyte sized systems offered for under a grand w/ WHS running on it, they'll succeed and then some.

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