Every year the fine editors over at Macworld put together a best-of list from all the products shown at the Macworld Expo. The 2009 list isn't all that different from past years, with notable products like Apple's iPhoto 09, a Bluetooth wireless webcam, and Sling Media's SlingPlayer for iPhone app.
What is unusual, however, is the award handed out to HP's EX-485/487 MediaSmart Server. It's actually quite funny when you think about it... a Windows-based product winning awards at a Mac Expo. Queue the Twilight Zone theme music.
HP has announced several enhancements in their next generation home server that should greatly appeal to families running a mixed Windows and Mac OS environment.
For example, the new MediaSmart Server includes the ability to automatically backup all your Windows and Mac based computers. The MediaSmart Server plays nicely with Time Machine, and while that in itself isn't all that intriguing, the fact that you can use Time Machine with several Macs on the MediaSmart Server is certainly appealing for the multi Mac/PC user.