[TriLUG] Suse releases exchange server clone ($999) no client
24 Sep 2002 07:53:14 -0400
It's also worthy to note that this is now the cheapest drop-in
replacement for an Exchange server. It's 40% cheaper than the previous
Linux solution. This may not be a mile-stone for Open Source, but it is
certainly one for the evolution of Linux in the workplace.
Migrating folks off of proprietary MS solutions is made difficult by
their dependence on Exchange. If you remove the Exchange dependency then
you break the strongest lock that MS has on small and medium sized
Also, this adds more competition into that market - which drops prices
and encourages better more responsive programming and services. It's a
big deal for Linux to have these solutions available and actively being
developed. It's also a big deal to contractors (like me) who setup Linux
based services for folks - or even help them migrate off of MS products
over to cheaper Linux based solutions.
The next nice thing will be when LDAP (or some Directory Services) is
fully functional and supported with easy installations and
On Tue, 2002-09-24 at 08:43, Ben Pitzer wrote:
> Can this group ever get past the flame-bait distro bashing? C'mon,
> folks, whatever your personal preference, other distros have redeeming
> qualities, too. And while the Skyrix portion of this product may be
> closed source, it may be exactly what somebody needs to start to move
> towards Linux and an open source, non-Exchange clone groupware platform.
> Ben Pitzer
> PS - Sorry to pick on you, Tom. Nothing personal. I've seen it, and
> thought about it before, and your post just reminded me that I wanted to
> say something.
> > I looked at this product before they released, and the important pieces
> > (Skyrix) are closed source, in typical SuSE fashion.
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