Saturday, February 06, 2010

Amahi Media Server

Could this be a Windows Home Server Killer?

The Amahi Linux Home Server makes your home networking simple. We like to call the Amahi servers HDAs, for "Home Digital Assistants." Each HDA delivers all the functionality you would want in a home server, while being as easy to use as a web browser.

The core functionality available in the base Amahi HDA install includes:

Protect Your Computers Backup all your networked PCs simply and easily on your home network. If one of your PCs "dies" you can easily restore it!
Organize Your Files Access, share and search your files from any machine on your network, making it easy to share and find your photos, music and videos.
Internet Wide Access Automatically setup your own VPN so you can access your network from anywhere: safely and securely.
Private Internet Applications Shared applications like calendaring, private wiki and more to come, will help you manage your home and your family!

What would be perfect if Amahi incorporated Mythtv and home automation software. You know my love-hate relationship with Linuxmce by now.

The Amahi server functions as an backend with all the tuners and storage. Any computer on the network could view recordings and could record television if it has a tv tuner.