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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I agree with Flav2000 (Linksys NS unit)
by polaris20 on Tue 9th Jan 2007 11:07 UTC
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It's $80, and 2 320GB USB drives, will run you $200 total. That's $280 for 640GB of storage.

And having set up a couple of those and the more expensive Linksys NAS device (EFG250) I doubt they're that much more difficult if at all to set up than WHS would be. It's all web-based, "click here" check boxes.

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