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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So Gates Wants a Server in Every Home?
by hal2k1 on Tue 9th Jan 2007 12:42 UTC
hal2k1
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2005-11-11

//a consumer device to serve as a central storage place for digital photos, music and other media. ... The goal is to get devices that can cost less than USD 500.//

Here you go Bill.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/linksys-dual-bay-nas-drive-h...

$179. No DRM. Perfect.

The very best bit ... no Windows either.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

$179. No DRM. Perfect.

To be fair, the device doesn't do everything that WHS does out-of-the-box, however it shows that Linksys and others do have a leg up on MS as far as this market is concerned.

You do bring up a good point, though. No DRM. Seeing as how Vista is crippled with DRM, it's a reasonably question to ask: will WHS also support MS' submissive stance towards Hollywood and the RIAA?

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