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News Microsoft kills off Windows Home Server

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 6 Jul 2012.

  1. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Linux can do a lot - if you can get it to work...
     
  2. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag New Member

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    to me, file sharing is one of very few things I find windows does better than linux.

    have you ever tried using nano? that's my favorite CLI based text editor. I personally hate vi.
     
  3. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I used FreeNAS on a mini-ITX board for my server and it works brilliantly. I don't leave my server running all the time, so when I need it I plug it in (cord has to run across the hall), push the power button, and wait for it to beep. That's it. It shows up as a network drive on any of the desktops. Highly recommended.
     
  4. PlayLoud

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    I've never tried Windows Home Server, but I know how much trouble I have getting file shares to work in XP/Vista/7. Even when I have all file sharing turned on, and all permissions set to allow access, there are times Windows gives me a permission error.

    I set up Ubuntu Desktop a while back (for a dedicated Folding@home rig that I built). I later put some hard drives in the system and set up Samba. I had to review the instructions on help sites, step by step, as I know virtually ZERO about Linux, but I was able to figure it out. Now, the samba shares work perfectly, 100% of the time. I can't do much in Linux, but I now have it running Folding@home 24/7, as well as my Teamspeak 3 Server, as well as my Samba shares. The only time I have to reboot, is if the power goes out longer than my UPS allows for.

    I would be curious as to what Windows Home Server can do better. If I had the share problems I had in other versions of Windows, I already know I wouldn't like it.
     
  5. Silent_Raider

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    This is such a shame. I've used both the original WHS and WHS 2011. For an easy to set up Media Server, WHS 2011 is hard to beat. The OS runs $50 right now (and sometimes cheaper), and it provides the ease and flexibility to set up a solid system. I would never pay $425 for a home operating system. I didn't want to deal with setting up Linux and media sharing before. Now it looks like we won't have a choice :(

    Again, such a shame and bad decision on Microsoft's part, especially since they already killed off Media Center.
     
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