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  (Source: AnandTech)
Newegg lists Windows Home Sever OEM for $190

Microsoft is finally ready to roll with its Windows Home Server software platform. The Redmond, Washington-based software company pushed out a release candidate version of the software in June and released it to manufacturing in mid-July.

Microsoft Windows Home Server (32-bit) is now available to purchase by anyone looking to turn an old PC into a multi-functional storage/media/backup/remote access hub. Newegg lists the OEM version of the software on its website for $189.99.

Windows Home Server doesn't feature outlandish system requirements and will likely run just fine on a machine that is four or five years old. The bare minimum requirements are a 1GHz Pentium III processor and 512MB of RAM and many users have found much success with similar hardware.

For those that would prefer to buy a pre-built Windows Home Server system, there are plenty of solutions on the way. HP has a $599, 500GB EX470 server and a $799, 1TB EX475 server while competing solutions from Velocity Micro are also in the works.

Other companies who will produce Windows Home Server systems include Fujitsu-Siemens, Gateway, Iomega LaCie and Medion.

For more information on Windows Home Server and all of its features, be sure to check out AnandTech's preview.



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RE: microsoft software subscription
By Etsp on 10/11/2007 12:10:05 PM , Rating: 2
It seems I should have gone that route as well... and I believe I will as soon as my subscription to the action pack expires. The would-be advantages of the action pack is that it includes more than one license per subscription for many products. Sadly, it is poorly executed at the moment.


RE: microsoft software subscription
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 10/11/2007 12:45:49 PM , Rating: 2
My technet gives me 10 licenses per key unless otherwise specified.


RE: microsoft software subscription
By darkpaw on 10/11/2007 12:52:15 PM , Rating: 2
The real differnece in my understanding is that the Action Pack license can be used in production systems as long as they are owned by the company. MSDN/technet licenses are only supposed to be used for testing purposes, not day to day use.


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