Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Aug 2007 21:10 UTC
Windows "With Bill Gates' announcement earlier this year that Windows Home Server would be available as a 'system builder' product (that means 'OEM' to most hardware geeks), enthusiasts and system builders alike have been looking forward to its release. With several different rumors being floated last week regarding when Windows Home Server would hit store shelves, we checked in with Microsoft to get the full and somewhat-confusing story. The short version is: it's already out in the wild, but catching a copy from your favorite reseller may prove tricky for at least two more weeks."
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RE[2]: Free and better alternatives
by opkool on Wed 22nd Aug 2007 17:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Free and better alternatives"
opkool
Member since:
2006-02-13

In any modern desktop Linux distro, you get a nice Control Center with wizards for setting up servers.

For example, with a few clicks, I set up folder sharing on my Mandriva Spring. Easy-peasy.

This is no 1999 anymore.

All this "Samba/NFS is very complicated bla bla bla" is just not true for a home environment.

If you want to set up an advanced file sharing system on a domain server for a business environment, Samba/NFS could be as complicated as you want.

But not on a home environment: 4 clicks and you are done.

Peace.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"All this "Samba/NFS is very complicated bla bla bla" is just not true for a home environment."

Uh, I run Debian and FreeBSD at home, I know how to configure Samba and CIFS, and it's hard for normal users, even if we find it easy.

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