i generally love it when amazon.com lies to me. said a WHS wouldn't make it before the holidays ... but here it is :) now its time to throw some bits on it. not sure if i'm going to write any code to run on it. dont have too many ideas at the moment ... but that'll probably change.
chose the 500gb HP model. would have got the 1tb if that had been a single 1tb drive, instead of dual 500s.
the main selling point for me is WHS backup capabilities. i absolutely suck at backing up, so i'm hoping this will fix that. but now the problem is that i'm in a condo (i.e. connected houses), and i dont trust my neighbors to not burn the place down since they cant remember their own parking spots ... so now i have to think about off-site backups.