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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 darkpaw on 10/11/2007 2:29:17 PM , Rating: 2
A year or so ago, they stopped shipping OEM disks with the Action Pack subscription. You have to be signed up as a system builder to the the OEM copies now (never did that, so don't know whats required). Since WHS is being sold only as an OEM, I doubt it'll show up in the normal AP update.


RE: microsoft software subscription
By johnsonx on 10/12/2007 1:34:25 AM , Rating: 2
perhaps I need to do that then, as I am a small scale system builder as well (mostly I do it because I find it fun... no real profit in the thin markup on hardware compared to service which I consider to be 100% profit!)


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