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Home Networking, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Lights Out, the HP N40L, N54L and the Deal with NASA Interns – HT108
Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Andrew (@unrealshots) and Christian (@TheWizBM) for Show 108! We were all about Christian (and Gary’s) Home Networking setup to include an in depth look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials, SharePoint and Active Directory! How to do it, how not to and how to get it done with what you have! We also talked about Lights Out, a Windows Server Addin, The HP Microserver N40L and N54L as well as Christian’s Intern experience at NASA.
Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E at http://theAverageGuy.tv/live.
No LIVE show for the next two weeks – Jim is in Germany. Follow all the pics I take at http://theAverageGuy.me.
Server 2012 Essentials:
- What makes Server 2012 Essentials different from Server 2011?
- Why should I pay $300 more for Server 2012 Essentials when WHS 2011 is $50 bucks?
- Big Features: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2012/07/17/windows-server-2012-essentials-feature-list.aspx
- Why it’s great for home users
- Why it’s great for geeks
I made a big deal about the HP TouchPad just a couple months back and even dropped a few reviews here at the Average Guy (http://theaverageguy.tv/category/hometech/hp-touchpad/). But as most of us know by now, HP decided to get out of the table business (later reversed) sold them for $99/$149, quickly sold out and we thought we would never see them again, right? WRONG!
I first saw this at Best Buy, and today I saw the same thing at CompUSA.com. They are back at $149, but with a catch! (click the graphic to see the deal)
HP TouchPad FB356UT Tablet – WebOS 3.0, Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual-Core APQ8060 1.2GHz, 1GB Memory, 32GB Internal Storage, 9.7" XGA Capacitive Touch, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Ok…so it’s not $99 and you have to buy an HP Laptop or Desktop to get the $150 rebate, but if you were doing that anyway, would you pull the trigger on this?
Good luck and happy hunting!
#43 The Home Tech Podcast: ISP Cloud Storage, Nike MAG, Google Plus Widgets, Input Director, E3 Spark Plugs, Metro Start Pages, and a stroll along Nostalgia Street
The show starts off with Andrew giving an update of the status of solar installation rebates in Victoria in Australia, and why he is installing more solar panels on the house.
Jim tells us about Cox Communication’s new offering, which gives their Internet subscribers a cloud-style backup solution, starting at 1GB to 50GB up to Unlimited storage, depending on your subscriber plan. If you are a subscriber, this is a great alternative to the other cloud solutions we have spoken about in the past.
Andrew brings us the Nike MAG, a new shoe that will have all fans of the Back to the Future movies drooling, being the self-lacing shoe that Marty McFly wears in the second movie – check it out at Nice Kicks; not the best looking shoe in the world, but definitely one for die hard fans of the movie! The shoes will be available on eBay, and all sales proceeds will go to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Unfortunately no-one has designed a functional Hover Board as yet, but we live in hope!