The Skinny: The mv2120 Media Vault, a junior Linux-based server with the Photo Webshare and iTunes server functionality of its big brother but a much lower cost. (They'll start at $300.) As for the big guy, he's getting some much needed updates come February, including server-side anti-virus software from McAfee; improved media streaming to Media Center Extenders thanks to Packet Video, and support for 64-bit Vista.
All this talk of "iTunes server" functionality has me wondering if it also does the trick for Zune's. We have a common predicament in our house, my wife favors Ipods because she is an early adopter, while I have the 80Gig Zune2.
Does "zune compatible music serving" just mean that the music is hosted any way you like it?
Is the Ipod THAT proprietary???
I'm getting older and not as tech savy I fear.