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So I know absolutely nothing about servers. I have some hardware lying around and I've been thinking about maybe making a home server to store all my stuff in one location and to backup all my computers like every week or so.

-Is this WHS? I'm pretty sure it is but I don't want to spend $100 on some lame upgrade pack lol

-Is it possible to run normal programs on WHS? Primarily I'm thinking F@H.

Thanks for putting up with my noobiness lol
     
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You may just want to look at a network hard drive. You can access it from all your pc's to store data and backup files.
    
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Yes that's WHS with SP3 included with it,in stead having to dl/update it from MS.I would think there would be no problem with folding on WHS.But at the same instance there is Amahi Home Server(free) that you could use for your home server and also fold with one of the linux clients.If you check around I'm sure you could find WHS a bit cheaper.

http://www.amahi.org/
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Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post
You may just want to look at a network hard drive. You can access it from all your pc's to store data and backup files.
Yeah your probably right lol, a dedicated server is probably overkill for my needs. Might consider it later on though.
     
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