craigmontHunter was heard to say
everything else can be done over the network, so you can stick it in the closet and forget about it.
In a best case scenario, yes, but life rarely offers the best case. Something seems to always go wrong, at least once per week. Don't make access to the computer too difficult or you will tire of the occasional need to actually force a reboot by holding down the power switch. Tho this only happens on the Win XP box. I also have FreeNAS running headless on a different computer and it never, I repeat never, requires a hard reboot. Its amazing in that ability, though I am not certain as to the speed quality of the samba file transfer implementation. FreeNAS seems fine for general storage and even watching movie files streamed over the LAN, but when timing large file transfer speeds, 20-40 gig backup files, FreeNAS seems a little slower than Windows machines, particularly Win 7 machines.
craigmontHunter's tagline said:
slight digression: I took my wife to a concert at a local college a few years back to see the director/ orchestra on PBS where they dress like they are from the Hapsburg Empire and play Strauss music. My wife wore a shaw made of some fur. I was concerned we would have paint thrown on us by the looks of some college students. As for "people eating tasty animals", nothing beats a juicy, medium cooked, steak.