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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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Whats wrong with the price???
By erikstarcher on 10/11/2007 1:12:12 PM , Rating: 2
I just looked up the cost from microsoft and it is only $7.00 more than windows xp pro so the only way it costs "way to much" is if you are not buying (or don't already have installed) a legit copy of XP Pro. It has a lot more features like network backup and restore of your other computers, remote logon and download from the internet. Yes, you can do this with xp, vista, linux or whatever your favorite os is, but it is not designed for you! It is designed for mom and pop to be able to use (not install, just use). It isn't designed for tech savy people, it is for the general population. I have been runing the beta version, hacked to look like xp with themes, directx, system restore, etc. It will do everything that XP Pro will, including play games. I don't want another computer running (4 already) so I needed to get this running on my every day machine and I love it. The only thing I would like added is the Media Center App so I could use this in place of the media center I have in my living room.




RE: Whats wrong with the price???
By Etsp on 10/11/2007 1:49:13 PM , Rating: 2
Um... if I remember correctly, the cost of XP Jumped around the time of Vista's release


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