[TriLUG] I see an exchange server in my future
cristobalpalmer at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 23:28:56 EDT 2006
OpenXchange endorsement ahoy:
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On 8/9/06, Ryan Leathers <ryan.leathers at globalknowledge.com> wrote:
> +1 for OpenXchange
> I helped a small business get started a few years ago with OpenXchange.
> Since then they have grown to roughly 80 employees. They all use Outlook
> with all the shared calendar and folder junk. The employees have no
> idea that there is no Microsoft server on the other end. Samba, LDAP,
> NTP, DHCP and DNS are all run from this single server as this was the
> default in the initial installation. I believe backups and the mail
> store have been moved to a CORAID.
> They upgraded it recently but have had only one issue in 3+ years which
> they solved with a per incident support purchase. The support guy
> actually SSH'd in and fixed their issue.
> The guy who administers it from day to day is a very junior sysadmin
> type. There has been no real care and feeding other than creating and
> deleting users and lists from the admin GUI. It has been perfect for
> them, and has been amazingly cheap in $TCO
> On Tue, 2006-08-08 at 18:31 -0400, Jim Davis wrote:
> > I just performed an evaluation for my school district, looking at Kerio
> > MailServer (the incumbent and winner), MS Exchange, CommuniGate, Gordano,
> > Zimbra Collaboration Suite, OpenXchange and one other. I've also used
> > GroupWise, which is pretty good. Our issues were performance, client
> > hardware requirements, integration with PDAs and support for the many Apple
> > machines in use. Straight Outlook integration is easy with most of these,
> > and Kerio MailServer 6.2 works well, is cheap, supports many OS's. Kerio
> > has a few problems, but its cheapness overcomes them. Hope this helps!
> > Regards, Jim
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
> > Of Neil L. Little
> > Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2006 4:39 PM
> > To: trilug at trilug.org
> > Subject: [TriLUG] I see an exchange server in my future
> > It appears that there will an Exchange Server in my future. The boss man
> > is wedded/addicted to Outlook and cannot be separated from it.
> > I have been looking around for an Open Source alternative to avoid
> > feeding the Evil Empire of Redmond, WA.
> > My initial search has come up with several candidates such as
> > Exchange4Linux, OpenXchange and OpenGroup.
> > Can anyone suggest to me other alternatives or provide additional input?
> > The platform will most likely be Ubuntu.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Neil Little, WA4AZL
> > JARS Forever!!...er TRILUG too!
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Cristobal M. Palmer
UNC-CH SILS Student
TriLUG Vice Chair
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