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    Symantec discontinues Norton Ghost

    As of April 30, 2013 SYmantec will no longer sell Norton Ghost. See An important update regarding Norton Ghost.

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    Good bye, Norton Ghost. It was nice knowing you.

    Norton Ghost was from the good old days, when everything was DOS-based (including Windows 3.1), and it was a rock-solid and easy-to-use program.

    An indispensable tool back in the day.

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    Back about 10 years ago! They should have given it up ages ago.

    cheers, Paul

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    Ghost v15 is still a good imaging and backup tool for individual machines. I rely on it for my own and family PC's. I use different tools for my work based backups, but Ghost has not been in that league for a long time.

    I suspect the dropping of support for Ghost has more to do with the push toward Symantec System Recovery 2013 Desktop Edition for home users, which I believe to be part of an family of disaster recovery solutions and may introduce subscription based cloudy-backups etc.

    Call me a cynic, but "We make $40 a time by selling Ghost v15, but we can make a lot more by selling subscriptions to ongoing hosted solutions." will light the eyes of the CEO at Symantec.
    In God we trust; all others must bring data.

    - William Edwards Deming. 1900 - 1993

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