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Windows Home Server Alternatives

Windows Home Server is described as 'code-named Quattro, is a home server operating system from Microsoft' and is a operating system in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows Home Server for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Self-Hosted solutions, BSD and OpenIndiana. The best alternative is OpenMediaVault, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Home Server are TrueNAS, Zentyal, ClearOS and XigmaNAS.

Windows Home Server alternatives are mainly NAS Systems but may also be Operating Systems or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Home Server.
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Windows Home Server, code-named Quattro, is a home server operating system from Microsoft.

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  1. OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. It can be enhanced via plugins.

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    Reliable and easy to use. Scope to expand the functionality easily. Well supported and with an active online community that is both friendly and helpful.

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    TrueNAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    TrueNAS (formerly FreeNAS) is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. TrueNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data.

    ⚫︎ LightweightTrueNAS consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Some users think TrueNAS is a great alternative to Windows Home Server, some don't.


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    Zentyal

    • Linux

    Zentyal is a native Microsoft Active Directory implementation on Linux incorporating all the network services required in a small and medium business environment: Directory & Domain Server, Mail Server, Gateway and Infrastructure Server.

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    ClearOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from depending on your needs and suitable to your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and ClearOS Core.

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    XigmaNAS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    XigmaNAS (formerly NAS4Free) is an embedded Open Source Storage NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD. This project is a continuation of TrueNAS 7 series project.

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  6. Univention Corporate Server is a pre-configured platform to operate and manage server applications and complete IT infrastructures free of charge.

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    Amahi Home Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job!

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    The Amahi dashboards "Storage" tab allows you to view the temperatures of your hard-drives (that is if they have that ability) and also how much used and free space that drive has. Can show unlimited amount of drives.
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    Sophos UTM

    • Linux
    • Online

    Sophos UTM integrates complete security software within a single appliance. Choose only the protection you need when you need it. And deploy it on the platform that best fits your business: software, hardware or virtual appliance.

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    Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the sixth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2. Two pre-release versions, a developer preview and a beta version, were released during development.

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    It works like windows home server, however it 2 is a eol.

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    Greyhole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Greyhole is an application that uses Samba to create a storage pool of all your available hard drives (whatever their size, however they're connected), and allows you to create redundant copies of the files you store, in order to prevent data loss when part of your hardware...

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