One of the things that I’ve notices about my home server is that is has a lot of little touches here and there that make it a pleasure to use.

For example, the server can be set up so you can access your files over a web interface. Now if you want to download a bunch of files all at once, typically this is a pain using a browser. The server, however, allows you to choose multiple files (including folders) using a single page with check boxes, and then you can hit a ‘Download’ button to have the server pack everything into a .zip file and send you that over the wire.

Very, very nice.