More than just a NAS
WHS is more than just a NAS device. It's a centralized media center, backup and recovery, media sharing, and remote access device, amongst other things.
Not saying that you couldn't hobble all this together yourself on a *nix system, but Joe Sixpack couldn't.
It has some relatively neat features, though not my taste for doing things. Including media integration with the XBox and Media Center. So, why not?
But why such a horrid bug let go so long? Primarily, if the bug only affects machines with multiple hard drives, most home-bodies won't have that (they SHOULD at least have RAID 1 and an external backup drive, but alas.) Seems like MS branched Server 2008 (which begot Vista) and then proceeded to let it hump Vista to produce a retarded in-bred offspring, in some grand scheme to dodge ISPs restrictions and prohibitions on running servers on a home connection.
Really, no excuse for letting this go so long. OR for NOT CATCHING IT in the first place. How long was this friggen thing beta? Oh, still is...
Paris, for humping to produce retarded offspring.