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HP Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition support policiy: beyond comprehension


As you can see, HP does only support Windows 2003 Standard Edition on their DL 320 Server. I wonder why that is. As far as I know, there are not that many differences between the two editions - especially in terms of hardware support - that would justify this difference. Is this some scheme to force people to buy new hardware just because the old one is not supported anymore? I guess we'll have to evaluate different vendors and their support policy.
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