Put Linux in the ring vs. Windows Home Server

Put Linux in the ring vs. Windows Home Server

Summary: Veteran programmer Xwindowsjunkie has issued a call to arms to other ZDNet members: Help come up with a Linux-based rival to Windows Home Server.Xwindowsjunkie has challenged Linux experts to come up with applications that will match the functions in the Microsoft software--kind of a "roll your own" alternative.

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Veteran programmer Xwindowsjunkie has issued a call to arms to other ZDNet members: Help come up with a Linux-based rival to Windows Home Server.

Xwindowsjunkie has challenged Linux experts to come up with applications that will match the functions in the Microsoft software--kind of a "roll your own" alternative. If it works, the compilation will go head-to-head with Windows Home Server on the same machine.

It's a great idea, and one that encapsulates the benefits of participating in the community: Members pool their knowledge, Xwindowsjunkie documents and appraises the project, and at the end, you might end up with a workable alternative to a mainstream product. If you're interested, take a look at the blog entry. Good luck with the project to all who take part.

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Karen Friar is news editor for ZDNet in the UK, based in London. She started out in film journalism in San Francisco, before making the switch to tech coverage at ZDNet.com. Next came a move to CNET News.com, where she looked after west coast coverage of business technology, and finally a return to her homeland with ZDNet UK.

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