Has anyone else been hearing rumors about this? I guess it's suppose to appear at CES 2007 this year?
Microsoft Releases Windows Home Server To OEMs It's designed for running home network appliances that store, organize and share photos, music, videos and documents. Six hardware vendors have signed up to make products based on the software.
The link I posted also goes into this a bit, as far as who it was released to and such.Â I just glanced it over though...UPDATE:
Microsoft announced today that Windows Home Server has been released to manufacturing (RTM). Major Microsoft partners will be receiving final code in the coming weeks, which means we'll start seeing official server products based on Windows Home Server sometime in September. HP, Gateway, Fujitsu-Siemens, Lacie, Medion and Iomega have all announced products based on WHS.
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"System builder" code, which is partner-speak for the shrink-wrap "OEM version," should be available in approximately two month's time, which is also when a 120-day evaluation copy should also rear its head. French, German and Spanish editions won't be far behind.
Microsoft made a very wise decision when it reversed its position on making WHS available to end users through "system builder" programs last May. As a result, users can obtain Windows Home Server from any number of resellers who will offer the server software in "OEM bundles" with hard drives, motherboards, or even just cables. Microsoft has not yet announced pricing, but this could be a fantastic way to put an old PC to use.
Charlie Kindel, GM of Windows Home Server, shared part of the toast he gave to the WHS Team on the project's blog where the announcement was first made: "A community of highly enthusiastic customers rose around us. We made them part of the development process and rewarded them and they amplified our efforts," he said. "Congratulations and thanks for helping ship the coolest version of Windows ever: Windows Home Server."
I wonder if the will sell Server OS's.Has anyone even been able to test it yet?Â Shows how up I am on the products of the company I work for... I might... If it will be something I can toss all my music/movies/pictures/whatever media on and have access from other machines... and if my discount is good enough...