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Windows Home Server OEM software now available

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 08 Oct 2007 19:57 User comments (8)

Windows Home Server OEM software now available Windows Home Server is now available from U.S. retailers like Newegg.com and Buy.com. Prices are coming in at just under $200.
Intended to compete with networked home storage solutions that are becoming particularly popular as media servers, Windows Home Server is designed to be run on a headless server, meaning it's controlled from a network connection instead of having a keyboard, monitor, and mouse directly connected.

Although the price may seem like a bargain compared to Vista, since it's only available in an OEM version that limits the support Microsoft will provide.

If you'd prefer to buy a home server with the software already loaded, Hewlett Packard will be releasing one with Windows Home Server for $750 according to information accidentally leaked earlier in the year.

Source: Ars Technica

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8 user comments

19.10.2007 0:54
WierdName
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It may be less than vista, but can it also be used as a main OS? Then again, vista can't really be used as a main OS because you have to keep clicking prompts of "accept change" or just not get any prompts making your computer less secure because you don't know if anything is going on... But I digress.

29.10.2007 7:15

Originally posted by WierdName:
It may be less than vista, but can it also be used as a main OS? Then again, vista can't really be used as a main OS because you have to keep clicking prompts of "accept change" or just not get any prompts making your computer less secure because you don't know if anything is going on... But I digress.
Is turning UAC off in Vista any different than just using XP? :P

And no, as far as I know, Home Server is just a media sharing application and not a true OS.

39.10.2007 8:29

"media sharing application"
Ummmm cant we already do this with XP by itself and a mega ton of free apps?

49.10.2007 11:26
WierdName
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Originally posted by SProdigy:
Is turning UAC off in Vista any different than just using XP? :P
I was meaning that either your bombarded with questions or you turn it off and receive no notifications at all, notifications that you would get from a decent security program/suite. Of course, vista won't allow you to use anything other than its crappy security program. So it's all or nothing... that being the reason I promptly switched back to XP.

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
"media sharing application"
Ummmm cant we already do this with XP by itself and a mega ton of free apps?
Ya, but how will Microsoft get any money if people do that?

59.10.2007 11:29

Quote:
Originally posted by SProdigy:
Is turning UAC off in Vista any different than just using XP? :P
I was meaning that either your bombarded with questions or you turn it off and receive no notifications at all, notifications that you would get from a decent security program/suite. Of course, vista won't allow you to use anything other than its crappy security program. So it's all or nothing... that being the reason I promptly switched back to XP.

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
"media sharing application"
Ummmm cant we already do this with XP by itself and a mega ton of free apps?
Ya, but how will Microsoft get any money if people do that?
why from their bloated OS prices of coarse!

69.10.2007 11:29

Quote:
Originally posted by SProdigy:
Is turning UAC off in Vista any different than just using XP? :P
I was meaning that either your bombarded with questions or you turn it off and receive no notifications at all, notifications that you would get from a decent security program/suite. Of course, vista won't allow you to use anything other than its crappy security program. So it's all or nothing... that being the reason I promptly switched back to XP.

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
"media sharing application"
Ummmm cant we already do this with XP by itself and a mega ton of free apps?
Ya, but how will Microsoft get any money if people do that?
why from their bloated OS prices of coarse!

79.10.2007 11:33
WierdName
Inactive

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
why from their bloated OS prices of coarse!
Oh ya, I forgot about the cost of vista. But still, the more revenue, the more square miles Gates can add to his mansion every day.

821.10.2007 17:39

All i want to know is that what is the server based under a vista engine or XP?

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