Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Aug 2010 22:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows "Microsoft has released new previews of two of its server products: the first beta of the new cloud-based Small Business Server Aurora, and an updated beta of the second version of Windows Home Server, codenamed 'Vail'."
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Just curious...
by Florin.Crisan on Wed 18th Aug 2010 08:46 UTC
Florin.Crisan
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2008-04-21

Does anybody here use Home Server? What do you use it for?

I've seen Windows Server (Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition) around a lot, but never the Home Server...

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RE: Just curious...
by Laurence on Wed 18th Aug 2010 12:30 in reply to "Just curious..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Does anybody here use Home Server?

What do you use it for? I've seen Windows Server (Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition) around a lot, but never the Home Server...


Personally I can't see the point of Home Server.


If it was only available on pre-installed NAS (et al) servers, then perhaps I'd be more sympathetic.

-> *nix guys wont switch

-> many people who build their own systems will likely just re-use their XP / 7 CD (I'm not endorsing this behaviour, but in a world full of DRM and strict copyright laws; the majority of NAS servers have content that's circumvented at least one law. So I can't see they guy building his own NAS caring that much about paying for Windows twice)

-> and geeks who want a more functional server will likely prefer a heavy duty copy of Windows Server

Windows Home Server seems to be aimed squarely at the sort of people who couldn't care less or could happily make do without.

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RE[2]: Just curious...
by poundsmack on Wed 18th Aug 2010 16:04 in reply to "RE: Just curious..."
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

while it's not really aimed at us power users, it is dead simple to use and pretty effective for what it does. it's actually a good product, but there isn't much of a market for it yet.

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