Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jul 2007 21:52 UTC
Windows Right on schedule, Microsoft announced that its Windows Home Server software is off to the presses. This clears the way for HP, Gateway, LaCie, Medion, and now Iomega and Fujitsu Siemens, (both also announced today, the latter in Europe only) to begin selling their Home Server-powered hardware later this quarter.
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Actually a good Product
by embleau on Mon 16th Jul 2007 22:07 UTC
embleau
Member since:
2005-12-05

I've been in the beta test program for awhile now for this. It's actually a nice product for home users. I know everyone is gonna yell that Linux can do most of all this for free. Yes it can, but MS is making it easier for home users on this one. I'm excited

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RE: Actually a good Product
by archiesteel on Mon 16th Jul 2007 22:28 in reply to "Actually a good Product"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

The question is not if Linux will do more for free (that's an easy one to answer), but rather how well such a device will play with Macs or Linux PCs on the network?

Personally, I think it's a great idea...I would like to see more competition in the "smart storage device" market, hopefully with some offerings based on FOSS.

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RE[2]: Actually a good Product
by Almafeta on Mon 16th Jul 2007 22:34 in reply to "RE: Actually a good Product"
Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

As they've been working on documenting and fostering third-party development, I'd guess that it'll work exactly as well as the other OS companies want their system to work with it.

Which companies will permit this and which will deny, though, I can't guess (and won't try).

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RE[2]: Actually a good Product
by Luminair on Mon 16th Jul 2007 23:33 in reply to "RE: Actually a good Product"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

The question is not if Linux will do more for free (that's an easy one to answer), but rather how well such a device will play with Macs or Linux PCs on the network?


It just shows SMB shares, and everyone works with those, so... the answer to your question is "just fine"!

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RE: Actually a good Product
by Oliver on Tue 17th Jul 2007 09:29 in reply to "Actually a good Product"
Oliver Member since:
2006-07-15

Easier? I don't think so, you just don't know all of the possibilities of opensource software. But of course it will be less secure as usual.

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