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I'm creating a home NAS and have heard that WHS works well for this. I started looking around and there arnt really any copys of WHS for sale.? I found this on newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-855-_-Product

but it looks to just be an update and not an actual OS. There are also very few torrents for any distro of WHS. Does this OS even exist anymore? What gives. For now Im just gonna use a desktop version of win 7.
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WHS is sold as OEM only.

Your link is correct. This is the latest version with Power Pack 3. Power Packs add features while Service Packs fix features. It's like buying a new XP SP3 disk.

Note that WHS v2 is coming out in a few months....
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I'm creating a home NAS and have heard that WHS works well for this. I started looking around and there arnt really any copys of WHS for sale.? I found this on newegg.com
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-855-_-Product

but it looks to just be an update and not an actual OS. There are also very few torrents for any distro of WHS. Does this OS even exist anymore? What gives. For now Im just gonna use a desktop version of win 7.
That is the OS, it is just saying that it comes with Power Pack 3 already. Kinda like Windows XP Home edition service pack 3.


power packs are free just like service packs.

edit: Duckie beat me to the punch.
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It states that it's the operating system in the description. It's pretty easy to find torrents for it also if you were so inclined to go that route.
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Thanks for the fast responses. I was just really confused because the description starts off

"Microsoft Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 is the latest update that adds new features and provides fixes for known issues to improve how you protect, connect and share your files and digital content."

Im thinkin I'll stay with my desktop version for now if a new version is coming out soon. 100 bucks is a little steep if the new OS is just around the corner.
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check my sig if u are a student
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check my sig if u are a student
Oh wow thats awsome. I'm starting school on jan 18th but I dunno if I even have an email account. I'll look into it, thanks.
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I just downloaded my free copy of server 2008. Its a 900 dollar piece of software!! Why on earth are they giving it away free. I'll prob be installing it in a day or two to see how it goes. Thanks for the heads up.
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everytime I click the link I get a security error...

edit: nvm it seems to be a chrome issue. Works fine in Mozilla.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppinj View Post
Why on earth are they giving it away free.
So you learn to use it and eventually depend on it. Then Microsoft can charge the business that you recommend to use it $900.
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