informIT have a list of alternatives to using Windows Home Server.
FreeNAS, Amahi Home Server and TonidoPlug are the three candidates which are taken a look at:
We discussed three different cost-saving alternatives to using Microsoft's Windows Home Server (WHS):
- FreeNAS provides basic NAS and media streaming functionality, but is best for more technically inclined individuals.
- Amahi Home Server provides even more functionality than WHS, and is designed more for the average user.
- The TonidoPlug costs about the same as the WHS software, but is a computer itself already preinstalled and ready to go.
You can find the article here.
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