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by Charles L. Cotton
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Replacement for Windows Home Server
Replies: 16
Views: 4104

Re: Replacement for Windows Home Server

Thanks again folks. I've decided on freeNAS and I'm locking this thread so people don't spend anymore time responding.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Replacement for Windows Home Server
Replies: 16
Views: 4104

Re: Replacement for Windows Home Server

It appears a NAS will be work fine.

Thanks guys,
Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Replacement for Windows Home Server
Replies: 16
Views: 4104

Replacement for Windows Home Server

I have been running Windows Home Server SP2 for several years. It's running on an old HP Pentium 2.4 GHz desktop computer. It's my understanding that Microsoft no longer offers Home Server and I want to plan for the day when my current system is no longer workable. It's currently used to backup all of our computers and to host some larger common files such as images. However, I also have a DropBox account that has even more files than the Home Server.

What is the standard for this application in a home environment, now that Home Server isn't available? I'm going to load Ubuntu onto an old HP laptop that is currently unusable and it will be used solely to run Skype for podcast interviews. I know Ubuntu also has server software, but since I don't know squat about Linux, I'm very reluctant to go that route.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Chas.

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