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Windows 7: What is a Stay at Home Server??

29 Dec 2008   #1

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
What is a Stay at Home Server??

I know this is a W7 forum but it was funny enough that it had to be posted...

The Insider: Servers are kids' play in Microsoft's new book

NOT SO GOLDEN BOOKS: Spotted on The Drudge Report last week, an ad linking to, a site advertising, "Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?"
That's the title of a book released this year by Microsoft's Windows Home Server marketing team.
Marketing team? Yes, it's a little difficult to tell, considering that the byline on the cover is "Tom O'Connor, Ph.D."
Open the book, though, and the secret is revealed on the flip side of the title page:
The fine print: "Just so you know, Tom O'Connor does not actually have a Ph.D. He is also not actually a person. And the entire premise of this book is fictional. But on the bright side, a Windows Home Server is a real product. Perhaps you'd like to buy one!"
(There's even more fine print below about how "Use of Windows Home Server's remote access features may require additional services from your broadband provider, such as access to certain 'ports' that some providers may block for customers on some service plans.")
Some excerpts from the book:
Page 5: "When a mommy and a daddy love each other very much, the daddy wants to give the mommy a special gift."
Page 6: "So he buys a 'stay-at-home' server.
Anyway, the book tells some of the joys of a Windows Home Server ("Your family can share pictures, and music, and almost anything else. You can even share files with people outside the house!").
It also assures the dear readers that they might be made fun of for having a home server, but that's just because other people are jealous.
Nonfictional: The book costs $5.95.
On Friday, there was one copy for sale on
Writes Amazon reviewer "Boomzilla":
"My kids loved this book so much that they insisted that I buy them others in the same series including ... 'How to be the Best at Firewall Configuration (The Boy's Book)', 'Big, Bad Bill And The Blue Screen of Death' and their all time favorite 'Everybody Poops'."
The Insider: Servers are kids' play in Microsoft's new book

was LMAOing all the time...

here are the links in question

Stay At Home Servers
the main portal

Feng Shui
FengShui and your home server...

and the funniest....

Stay At Home Server

mommy whats a stay at home server??

my favorite line

But you have a mommy and Daddy who love you!
And, a Windows Home Server! Does that make you happy?

[next page]

I bet it does
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build

Its funny that I am just now seeing this post - after having referred to WHS 2.0 being based upon the W7 kernel for speed and stability and M$ making a last ditch effort to market it again....

This is truly hilarious.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

i was looking for the post lol
to point you to it...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Dec 2008   #4
Se7en kbs

OS X Leopard, Vista Basic and Windows 7 Ultimate

I read that somewhere on the net before, was very very funny!

EDIT: Read it here:
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