Monday, January 08, 2007

Gates sees a home server in your future | Newsmakers | CNET News.com

Interview includes Q&A about Apple, Xbox, and more.

I suspect many homes will opt for the virtual-server-in-the-cloud option, even if the on-prem permutation is ~$500 and low/no-admin.

As part of his keynote address Sunday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Gates is showing off Windows Home Server--a consumer device to serve as a central storage place for digital photos, music and other media. The first products are due out later this year from Hewlett-Packard and others. The goal is to get devices that can cost less than $500.

In the first of a two-part interview, Microsoft's chairman talks with CNET News.com about why the average person wants a server, why they won't need a degree in computer science to run it and what hurdles remain before consumers reach the true digital home.

Source: Gates sees a home server in your future | Newsmakers | CNET News.com

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