Windows Home Server

I see that Bill Gates announced this week that there would be a Windows Home Server product available later this year. It’s a computer without screen, mouse or keyboard that runs a stripped down version of the Windows Server software. The idea is that it gets put in a cupboard somewhere, and it acts as the data and backup hub for your home network. It will have a web-based administration interface that’s supposed to be simple enough for anyone to master.
I currently have a computer running Windows XP that acts as my backup hub, but it needs a lot of looking after. There are some features in Windows Home Server to simplify these sorts of tasks that make it interesting enough to consider. But really, what I would need to feel really safe is offsite data backup. These days of using servers to store music, video and photos makes that a rather tiresome proposition involving hundred of DVDs. I’m not sure that Windows Home Server does much to simplify that…

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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