Watch Debbie wrestle the Kraken

Summary:Or more accurately, watch as member Xwindowsjunkie gets to grips with pitting the latest test version of Windows Home Server (nicknamed the Kraken) against an open-source alternative (nicknamed Little Debbie).As you might remember, the head-to-head experiment was announced by Xwindowsjunkie a couple of weeks ago, along with a call for suggestions as to which open-source software to use.

Or more accurately, watch as member Xwindowsjunkie gets to grips with pitting the latest test version of Windows Home Server (nicknamed the Kraken) against an open-source alternative (nicknamed Little Debbie).

As you might remember, the head-to-head experiment was announced by Xwindowsjunkie a couple of weeks ago, along with a call for suggestions as to which open-source software to use. It's now been decided--find the line-up listed in a blog posting here.

Installation of the operating systems (WHS and Debian 4.0) is now wrapped up, and one took a lot longer than the other--guess which? It's really interesting to follow the process from a user's point of view, as the Kraken goes up against Little Debbie. Take a look, and see if you have any suggestions or comments that could help.

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