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winmacguy
31-07-2007, 06:09 PM
Preview: Windows Home Server Beta 2
If you have several PCs in your household, there are currently two ways of tying them all together: either get a NAS device, or set up a dedicated Linux box. Neither are perfect options: the former generally amounts to shared storage, and the latter is a complex option. With Windows Home Server, Microsoft is gunning for the middle ground the simplicity of NAS, but with server features and functions.
http://www.pcauthority.com.au/feature.aspx?CIaFID=3712

Meanwhile Apple has some plans with Leopard. ;)

gibler
31-07-2007, 06:41 PM
What? It isn't that hard to setup a linux box (there are many guides out there) or something like FreeNAS. And it isn't very hard with OS X either - use Sharepoints if you want some better control, particularly with how it manages Samba (with OS X Server it is even easier).

Probably even easier for the average punter just to buy a hardware NAS ..

somebody
31-07-2007, 07:23 PM
WHS has hit RTM in the last couple of weeks, and should begin appearing on shelves sometime after September (in the US at least).

Agent_24
01-08-2007, 12:05 AM
I'll keep my server running MS-DOS. It's less hackable that way.