Windows HomeServer - First pictures

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Windows HomeServer - First pictures

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looks interesting but wasn't there already some pictures out?

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Is this vista?

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___ wrote:looks interesting but wasn't there already some pictures out?
Yeh on WinSuperSite there were some, but they didn't have the nice big high-res logo or anything.
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JD: It's a new server OS built around being used by n00bs. Its onus is on usability, and its based off Windows 2003. Paul Thurrot seems to be the only potential buyer
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Even if it's primarily designed for n00bs, I wouldn't mind having a personal look at it...

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Looks nice I would give it a go.

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Looks good, so what can It do? Is a Vista based version of Windows Server 2003?

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Stevey wrote:Looks good, so what can It do? Is a Vista based version of Windows Server 2003?
Have a look at the review on WinSuperSite, this will answer your questions. It's entirely based on Server 2003.

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pr0gram the pr0grammer wrote:
___ wrote:looks interesting but wasn't there already some pictures out?
Yeh on WinSuperSite there were some, but they didn't have the nice big high-res logo or anything.
but who wants a logo that big? and what for?

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I saw an article about this some weeks ago on winsupersite, too... my own server... that would be cool!

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CE0311 wrote:I saw an article about this some weeks ago on winsupersite, too... my own server... that would be cool!
If I were to set up a server, even at home and had to use Windows, I'd probably rather use one of the full-blown server OSes anyway.

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Looks neat for the people who don't know how to use 2k3 properly, but still have a couple extra computers around...
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___ wrote:
pr0gram the pr0grammer wrote:
___ wrote:looks interesting but wasn't there already some pictures out?
Yeh on WinSuperSite there were some, but they didn't have the nice big high-res logo or anything.
but who wants a logo that big? and what for?
Just because its that big on your monitor doesn't mean someone else has a nice high res screen to display it on . At my work we have massive printers that could print them too - But what for as you said is beyond me. Possibly Microsoft wants to use them on banners for ads?
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Posters and banners? I wish my Photo Stulus 1200 still worked, it takes A3-sized paper

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So to clarify, is this a full blown OS, or a different Version of Vista (ie: Windows Vista Sever Edition)
I would think about getting it, mainly because using Server 2003 just for a simple file, print, and FTP server is a hassle (more so in my opinion that using it for full scale DNS, DHCP services

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Post by empireum »

I'd say it's a Server 2003 OS, but am not quite sure if it's full blown or somehow restricted. It's not based on Vista or Longhorn Server, however.

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Post by expert01 »

when does this leak? I want to use it for... ..... ..... (wait for it) ... ... ... a home server!

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i just dont see the point of this server. but i keep the logos
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At least it looks like Vista...

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Helmi wrote:At least it looks like Vista...
It's not Vista; it's just the management interface that looks Vista-like.

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Looks very nice, shame I was too late for the beta..

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I think you can still fill in the survey at http://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer if you want to have a go - they'll probably send out some more invites soon. If you've already filled it in then they may send out some more invites, so good luck
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Yeah, I thought they aren't giving anymore.

But just today I got in, so there is still hope for those who are trying to get in!

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I ran nlite on it and was conservative. But git it down to about 300 mb.

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