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Windows Home Server or Linux cocktail? [closed]

Windows Home Server or Linux cocktail? [closed]

I need a home server setup for hosting media files, online backups, etc. I'd like to be able to access the media files via my TiVos, Xbox 360, PC, and MacBook. Which is better, a Windows Home Server (software cost IS NOT a conern) or Linux cocktail ? If Linux, what apps and distro?

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Windows Home Server if most of your network is DLNA or Microsoft based. The back up features and media serving is extremely simple. They also set up a dydns for you using *.homeserver.com that you can access your machines over https and RDP into machines from the net. There are also a lot of nice modules to add functionality like Amazon S3 automatic back ups and Anti-virus. It also monitors your entire Windows base and makes sure all Windows updates and anti-virus/malware protection is up to date. The restore feature is also very nice if a machine ever goes down.