Does this mean direct to the public?
There are copies of the OS for sale to OEM's now via Ascent
I've been using this OS on a system I built especially for the task several months back and I can't speak highly enough of it.
All my home pc's are backed up each night, restoring single files or whole systems is easy and straight forward.
My WHS is slowly filling up with all my media files and I use the Xbox360 as an extender to view content / listen to music.