I haven't seen Pirates3 but in Pirates 2 I remember a critter called the Kraken, a octopus/squid thing that devoured entire ships. OK, imagine a computer's hard drives being ships.
Home Server Projects
The best servers are those that don't appear to be servers at all.
I was programming in Fortran before the Internet or C existed and I hated it. (Try programming with 80 column IBM punch cards!) I have been designing NT 4.0, XP and Win 7 Embedded data acquisition and display systems for nearly 15 years. My interest in Linux servers and workstations crystallized after I beta-tested Vista and Windows Home Server!
The underlying OS looks to be Debian 4.0.At this point it looks like the major server applications I will be using will include:Bacula -- for system backups, incremental backups and bare metal restoresSamba -- obviously for Windows compatibility.
A recent posting by George Ou about Windows Home Server brought out a lot of responses from the Linux community. I think that Microsoft deserves to get some competition.