I already knew about Windows Home Server but i thought it was just an operating system version of Windows, but after all the concept also includes a computer, and it looks damn sexy.
What is Windows Home Server? According to Crunchgear:
¬†This cylindrical, glowing piece of machinery is basically an easy to use, plug ‚Äėn play server for the family. You can share all your movies, pictures, music, files, etc. with up to 10 users wirelessly and can access your files anywhere in the world via a free personalized domain. A rep tells us that the device has internal drives, but the storage capacity differs. Microsoft is actually using these as OEM devices and customizing them to different manufacturers needs. HP is releasing their version in Q2 this year with a storage capacity between 500GB and 1TB. There‚Äôs also four USB ports and three extra drive bays.
What about the software? According to Paul Thurrott:
A Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)-based server for consumers that dispenses with the complexities of most Windows Server versions and provides the core storage, sharing, and remote access functionality that digital media and home networking enthusiasts require. It’s an innovative and exciting product, and I’m happy to finally be able to discuss it. Codenamed “Q” (and previously codenamed “Quattro”), Windows Home Server is designed to be almost diabolically simple.
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