[all variants] Windows vs Ubutnu for home storage / media server...

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I am thinking about setting up an expensive file / media server for our home sometime in mid to late 2012. The primary purpose is just to serve as a software RAID server to host movies, songs and other files, and to stream those on-demand. The purpose of the RAID is redundant backup. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each option ? So far as I see, the following apply: Windows Home Server 2011: easier setup and file sharing software RAID support out of the box Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (when it comes out): Price (free) Software Center - lots of open-source programs available (Hardware)