My gods J.C.Staff, you certainly never run out of ways to entertain us. As if Railgun episode 10 wasn’t explosive enough, you have to raise this flag to pull my attention in with this amazing amalgamation:
Universal OS Macindows EXP with a signature Outel Outside marker! In a world when Macs were compatible with everything and not overloaded with pre-programmed settings, and when Windows actually have good processor/RAM utilization. On that note, I wonder what Macindows BST is a reference of?
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Released as a mascot and special bonus feature to the Japanese Windows 7 Ultimate edition, Nanami Madobe quickly gains fame in the otaku community as the latest and most adorable of the OS-tans. Widespread popularity was then established when the celebrated seiyuu (voice actress) and singer Nana Mizuki was hired to serve as the voice of Nanami-tan. As one might guess, the name Nanami is a wordplay on the seiyuu’s name and the Japanese prounciation of seven (“nana”).
Only in Japan…
Whatever else one might say about Microsoft as a company, you got to admit that their Japanese branch sure has awesome marketing ideas. I can’t provide factual sources here, but I’m sure willing to bet that a significant portion of the Japanese’s younger techie community — those most picky about their operating system choices — are at least moderated involved in the Japanese visual culture, better known as their anime/manga otaku culture. Making Windows 100% more moé is certainly one surefire way of making sure at least one of their machines, likely the most often used one, is running it.
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So I finally got tired of having both my backup server and network share server down and decided to do something about it. Unfortunately, rebuilding both of them is not cost-effective at the time since completely rebuilding the Solaris Raid-Z server I used for backups and the CentOS 5 server I used for network shares would involve sizable expenditure of both money and time (which as we all know equals money). So I ended up looking around for something a little more budgetable and ended up finding the Acer Aspire Easystore H340, which Newegg.com sells for $379.00. The H340 runs Windows Home Server, which I used several times setting up home media networks for clients while I was in college. It’s essentially a stripped down version of Windows Server 2003, without all the fun that is configuring a Server 2003 installation from scratch (which I’ve done more times than I want to think about). Microsoft released it a few years back in the hope they could get people to start using central locations in their homes for backing up and storing media to play on their various computers and Xbox 360s. Of course, Linux did this ages ago and I’d been using Linux and Solaris servers to do backups and share media until their hard drives crapped out on me over the past year.
Windows Home Server Console
(Rundown and more details after the break)
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