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Windows Home Server UI timeline

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The guy who is in charge of UI design for Windows Home Server now has a blog, and is going to soon write a post about how the UI evolved, including prototype screenshots. This could be very interesting to see.
So over the next several weeks I’ll be sharing the complete history of the of the Windows Home Server console, including the first prototype UI from my first week almost two years ago. Watch this space, hopefully you will find the look back informative and insightful.
The blog is located here: http://www.antosdesign.com
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nice find!
I'll be reading it for sure
just curious, how did you find it?

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The Windows Home Server blog (http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/) linked to this blog recently, so I decided to have a read through the guy's posts. It looks interesting.

It looks like today he posted screenshots of the first prototype:
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I know it is just a mockup, but really Penitum 5 Proccessor @5 Ghz? How long will it take for them to realease this? Aside from that it looks good.

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idontknow wrote:but really Penitum 5 Proccessor @5 Ghz? How long will it take for them to realease this?
Probably shortly after the release of the 5 Ghz processor...
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i think it was started before intel stopped calling it pentium 1, 2, 3, 4, XX, and before dual core/quad core CPUs with high efficiency were invented...
obviously now it would be something like "Intel Quad duo @ 3.0 GHZ"
which whould be like...
4 dual core CPUs with 3 GHZ each...
thats like... 24GHZ?!

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spaceship9 wrote:i think it was started before intel stopped calling it pentium 1, 2, 3, 4, XX, and before dual core/quad core CPUs with high efficiency were invented...
obviously now it would be something like "Intel Quad duo @ 3.0 GHZ"
which whould be like...
4 dual core CPUs with 3 GHZ each...
thats like... 24GHZ?!
You can't add up the individual core/processor frequencies. And why should a simple home server have 4 dual-core CPUs? I believe even two cores are overkill for a dedicated home file, maybe web server.

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No, having multi-cores would be pointless on something like that. Its only going to be doing one thing most of the time, and to a very limited group of people.

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Im sure I could make use of 24GHz some how...

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lol ditto
my CPU is often near maxed out just doing "the normal" for me in linux...
though the only time i did max it out was when i tried to find pi to the 5 billionth place... CPU overheated, system crashes.... XD

anyway, i doubt 5 Ghz soon, considering efficiency is the word now, no frequency..
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Speaking of linux I just tried Ubuntu. Got bored after 30 mins after finding there were no drivers for my wifi card, and the only way to get it working was to use something where I have to type stuff into a command line for 30 mins. Not my idea of modern if you ask me. Why should I have use a shell/command line these days? I mean why can't linux be like windows and use a GUI for everything. OK, I accept some stuff is better in command line but installing a Wifi driver? Thats just crap. One more reason I hate linux. Windows for teh win.

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Andy wrote:the only way to get it working was to use something where I have to type stuff into a command line for 30 mins. Not my idea of modern if you ask me.
LOL

From what I've heard WiFi support does tend to be very patchy on Linux. There does seem to be so much Ubuntu hype around at the moment though, what with the release of the new version. I'm still not tempted to try it though - I'm going to be formatting my PC in the next few weeks when I move over to Vista (I was going to do it a few days ago but found LaptopVideo2Go was down, and that is the best source of graphics drivers that actually work, so I'm waiting for it to come back), but the only OSes that will be going on are XP Pro and Vista Business
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Andy wrote:Speaking of linux I just tried Ubuntu. Got bored after 30 mins after finding there were no drivers for my wifi card, and the only way to get it working was to use something where I have to type stuff into a command line for 30 mins. Not my idea of modern if you ask me. Why should I have use a shell/command line these days? I mean why can't linux be like windows and use a GUI for everything. OK, I accept some stuff is better in command line but installing a Wifi driver? Thats just crap. One more reason I hate linux. Windows for teh win.
I HATE ubuntu
its a wanna be OS which spread selfpropoganda...
it SUX
you have to do everything via command prompt and it is very basic OS.
Try Fedora 6 or SuSE
Fedora 6 has out-of-the-box support for almost EVERYTHING, or at least generic support that can either suite you or last you long enough to get the real drivers.
plus ubuntu BLOWS as a server, BLOWS as an OS and generally sux.
Linux is a community OS, its open source and its free, so it is superior to windows in every possible way.
Fedora 6 has advanced stuff in its repository too...
and it uses way less the windows Vista, but has everything and more that vista does.
Windows had an advantage and it lost it.
and now its loosing even more...
microsoft=
Linux FTW!!!
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Can we end that fanboyism, please.

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The admin fanboyed Windows

So when do they plan to release this?
because i just installed in in vmware (pretty fast install.....) and it really wasn't what i was expecting..
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spaceship9 wrote:The admin fanboyed Windows
But Im the Admin, Im allowed to

Anyway I only said how much I hated linux because everything is so difficult to do. I prefer to stick with what I know, eg windows.

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true. once again, its opinion. Windows is easier to learn and thus use, however once you learn linux, which takes along time, it is much more powerful.
So, the tyrannical dictator of BA is above the low law of miserable plebeians, eh?
naw, i'm just kidding.

how recent is the Home Server in the BA archive?
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spaceship9 wrote:true. once again, its opinion. Windows is easier to learn and thus use, however once you learn linux, which takes along time, it is much more powerful.
So, the tyrannical dictator of BA is above the low law of miserable plebeians, eh?
Indeed
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I think it was the first release of Home Server.

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Post by empireum »

Yep, build 1301 to be exact.

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Prototype 2 of 11
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Post by empireum »

That 120Mbps WLAN wouldn't be that bad.

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Very nice pics!

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