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HP Won't Phone Home (Server)

HP was perhaps the first and the biggest supporter of Windows Home Server. It built and sold appliances with the OS embedded -- appliances that let families back up files, share music video and photos or let road warriors store critical data at their house and get it over the Web.

I never bought one, but you, the trustworthy Redmond Report reader, told me how much you liked it. It was simply great for file synchronization and backup -- at a decent price. Somehow it never caught on (free and cheap Web backup and dirt-priced external hard drives saw to that!).

HP is now throwing in the Windows Home Server towel and won't build any devices based on the next rev -- code-named Vail.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/06/2010 at 1:18 PM


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