January 09, 2007
Windows Home Server

Ars Technica has the details on Windows Home Server. Might be an interesting project to see something like this implemented in Linux. A lot of the major bits are there already, shadow copy looks equivalent to LVM snapshots and a bit of scripting + EVMS would give you the "plug in a drive and auto-expand storage" part. Of course, it'd take a bit of work to put it together in the package that MS has, course, they also have a bit more money to throw at this. Also sounds like they might have felt threatened by the availability of the easy home server setup that Linux offers as a file server. We'll see what happens though.

The ars discussion has some good talk on what it actually is and does, as well as (perceived) up and downsides.

Posted by Arcterex at January 09, 2007 08:04 AM