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Windows Home Server is quite possibly one of Microsoft's most unheralded operating systems. Many speak longingly of Windows XP, jokingly of Windows ME, disappointedly of Windows Vista, and hopefully of Windows 7. But seldom discussed is the little-known and little-used operating system designed to be installed on a home server and act as a central depository for serving media and other files, as well as a place to backup your home systems' files. For those who have used it, many praise Windows Home Server's functionality and performance--especially since Microsoft has made some significant updates to the OS recently. (Windows Home Server is actually based on Microsoft's Windows Server 2003.)It... Read more...
If you weren't lucky enough to win one of HP's newest MediaSmart Servers, the company's newest firmware update just might convince you to plunk down for one anyway. Announced today, the version 2.5 software for the EX485 and EX487 MediaSmart Servers provides remote video streaming and video conversion of unprotected content. Interested in all the details? Read on.The new update, which is being provided free of charge to EX485 and EX487 owners, enables the device to automatically convert videos (including unprotected DVDs) into two resolutions. The original, high-resolution file will stream to most devices on a home network including PCs, Macs and gaming systems, while the mobile resolution version... Read more...
Just in case you haven't had enough contests to enter of late, we've got one more you should see. Technologizer is offering up one of HP's Windows Home Server-based MediaSmart Servers to one lucky individual. HotHardware has been a contributing author for this contest promotion with our publicist, so it's HH Tested and Approved, no worries.If you're interested in bringing one of the most versatile, most flexible and most media-centric storage systems into your home, all you need to do is click over, submit your name along with your favorite photos, music and videos from anywhere on your current system and cross your fingers extra tight. Good luck!... Read more...