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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More $, like MCE (well, 05+)
by cerbie on Tue 9th Jan 2007 08:30 UTC
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I get the thing, but what I don't get, or like, rather, is MS making another different product for it!

Make a Home and a Pro and leave it at that. Include these features as extra for the Pro, with nice wizards for the job, rather than making another OS product for it. Or have these features in an add-on product.

It's becoming a dizzying array of products, for what appears to be the purpose of turning PCs into appliances by software choices, despite flexibility in hardware.

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