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  • Why build on top of Windows 2003 Small bussiness server?  Why not on top the the Longhorn Server or Server Core setup?  It seems like the time to market of both home server and longhorn are similar.  Also, it seems like a longhorn version would make more sense with the Vista push.
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 1:41 AM

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  • The reason that Windows 2003 was chosen is because the initial development of Windows Home Server began back in early 2005 and because the future of Longhorn was unclear, the group decided to be safe and to use Windows Server 2003. Version 2 of WHS will more than likely be based on Longhorn Server, but because Longhorn Server is still under development it would be somewhat risky to build another product on a product that still remains unfinished.
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 1:46 AM
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  • The reason that Windows 2003 was chosen is because the initial development of Windows Home Server began back in early 2005 and because the future of Longhorn was unclear, the group decided to be safe and to use Windows Server 2003. Version 2 of WHS will more than likely be based on Longhorn Server, but because Longhorn Server is still under development it would be somewhat risky to build another product on a product that still remains unfinished.
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 1:46 AM
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  • I would guess that Tom is right regarding the choice of SBS. I would, however, be very surprised if they move it to the Longhorn platform for V2. They are probably already starting work on V2, and Longhorn is far from ready for release.

    Maybe V3?
    Sunday, March 4, 2007 2:38 AM
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