Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Oct 2007 22:17 UTC
Windows "When Microsoft announced Windows Home Server earlier this year, it was greeted with a mixture of curious disdain and eagerness. Some questioned what the product offered over existing solutions, while others welcomed it with open arms. It's at once hard to explain and easy to understand what Windows Home Server is, but it's worth getting to know the newest addition to the Windows family."
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Why?
by celt on Mon 15th Oct 2007 23:22 UTC
celt
Member since:
2005-07-06

Why would anyone with a functioning brain stem pay Microsoft for this product?

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RE: Why?
by Luminair on Tue 16th Oct 2007 02:12 in reply to "Why?"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

Because it is a better home server than both XP and 2003 SBS, and it costs less than SBS?

I don't understand the question unless you are an anti-microsoft zealot (in which case I do understand the question)

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RE[2]: Why?
by l3v1 on Tue 16th Oct 2007 06:41 in reply to "RE: Why?"
l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

Because it is a better home server than both XP and 2003 SBS, and it costs less than SBS?

I don't understand the question unless you are an anti-microsoft zealot (in which case I do understand the question)


Well, it's clear that there are no alternatives for WHS as a home server besides XP or 2003 SBS, unless of course we are anto-microsoft zealots, in which case I understand the answer.

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RE: Why?
by polaris20 on Tue 16th Oct 2007 13:47 in reply to "Why?"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

There's definitely a need for a central backup solution for homes with two or more computers, and not everyone is willing and/or able to make a Samba server or NAS device out of Linux or BSD.

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RE: Why?
by Robocoastie on Tue 16th Oct 2007 15:14 in reply to "Why?"
Robocoastie Member since:
2005-09-15

priced out of this world as usual for a monopoly product.

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