Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Apr 2007 10:50 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Windows "At APC we've been running the Beta 2 edition of Windows Home Server for the past two months and it's acquitted itself surprisingly well - no doubt a reflection on the time this 'server for the rest of us' spent in the Redmond skunkworks. There's still some 'fit and finish' to appear before it hits the Release Candidate milestone around Q3, prior to the platform's debut towards the end of this year - but from what we've seen so far, we'd rate Windows Home Server as one of Microsoft's most polished and most impressive 1.0 releases to date. Here's a walkthrough gallery of screenshots from the Beta 2 build of Windows Home Server." There's also a screenshot gallery for Longhorn Server Beta 3.
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RE: Very Impressive...
by bubbayank on Sun 29th Apr 2007 18:28 UTC in reply to "Very Impressive..."
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Of course, it never will, and the day you see a nice GUI raid tool for Linux, hell would of frozen over (or Earth to that matter, given it's only getting hotter).

If you just need basic file serving, have a look at FreeNAS ( It's all configured via a web interface. Serves files via CIFS, ftp, NFS, AFP, iSCSI target, etc. You can easily setup RAID via the web interface... for many people it is a "plug and play" file server.

It obviously lacks some of the bells and whistles of it's non-free MS competition, but I can see it meet general media storage and backup needs.

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RE[2]: Very Impressive...
by grumpygroundhog on Mon 30th Apr 2007 05:24 in reply to "RE: Very Impressive..."
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I was just going to mention webmin, sadly removed from Debian/Ubuntu repos because of no maintainer (although there are .debs at, and Freenas as alternatives to this, and maybe rsync + rdiff-backup and an LVM module for webmin. As for ACL, you can use them on Linux (google it), if people weren't aware.

Edited 2007-04-30 05:32

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