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  • Home Server as add-on would reduce price, noise and power consumption.


    Home Server require a dedicated hardware platform and included OS License increase the product price.
    If Home Server could install as an add-on to the customers existing MCE Box the product could hit a lower price point, and removing the need of a dedicated hardware platform would also result in lower noise and power consumption.

    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 6:31 AM

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  • Well, servers in general aren't designed to be used as desktop workstations. The more software you install (which happens with every desktop PC) the less stable the OS becomes. Eventually, you reach the point where you're doing the traditional "reinstall Windows to clear things out" activity. Servers, which generally have only one or two well-tested applications installed, can run for years with minimal downtime, which is obviously a design goal of WHS.

    Also, the core OS under WHS is Windows Server 2003, not XP or Vista. So WHS would probably have to be extensively rewritten to work on a desktop OS in any case. If Microsoft were to offer WHS features as an add-on to another OS, I would expect it to be for SBS.
    Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:47 AM