A cheap, effective home server – using Windows 8Posted on September 22nd, 2012 at 10:02 2 comments
Top Story this week in Windows Secrets Newsletter.
Win8 works very well as a home server….
2 responses to “A cheap, effective home server – using Windows 8”
old skeptic September 23rd, 2012 at 16:15
Strange. Why I must buy a Windows (still unreliable system) if there is simple solutions for home use based on other more reliable systems for free?
rc primak October 28th, 2012 at 02:15
I think the point is, Microsoft is discontinuing their not-so-popular Windows Home Server Editions.
Those home users who have relied on WHS want something to replace it, but they are not IT Professionals, and do not want to have to learn Network Setup and Administration. So Server Whatever Edition is not an option for them.
Virtual Machines and such are not options for a Home Network. So we are left needing something simple, mostly comparable in features, and network-ready with minimal hassle.
This is where Windows 8 Pro offers the possibilities covered in Windows Secrets Newsletter and several other recent articles. There is interest in doing this, but how great the user base will become, I don’t know how to predict at this time.
Still, all of this does show that Windows 8 has tremendous potential for breaking new ground, once we get past the “Where’s my Start Menu, Dude?” phase. And it will be only a phase, just like the “I Hate The Ribbon” MS Office phase. Some echoes still, but the din and drama has died down considerably. So it will be with Windows 8′s Metro Interface.
Adapt or die is the law of the Wild, and apparently, the law of the Web. This year it becomes the law of the Desktop and the Network as well.
Just my thoughts. Feel free to disagree.
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