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Old 01-03-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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100% linux enviornment in the corporate world


I'm sure you guys hear this opening line a lot but, I'm new to linux and have a couple of questions...

I work for a company that provides IT support to many different companies. We are basically a 100% windows oriented company only inplenting and supporting basic unix/linux solutions. I have gotten my feet wet in the open source world and i'm starting to get interested.

Many of our clients rely on Exchange 2000/2003 for email, calender and contact information. I have not researched a product for linux that compares to it... is there a product that has the features, security, scalability and managabililty of Exchange with using outlook as a client?

Active directory alternative? There is a very recent thread about this on this board, but there was only a ZENworks/novell solution as a alternative.

Terminal server/citrix? i would have no idea how linux can ease the cost on this besides on the client side, having thin clients with linux run a citrix client on them while connecting to a fully licenced windows server with terminal server application mode/and or citrix installed.

Rightfax alternative?

I know that Linux provides great solutions for web, ftp, file sharing, backup and database..

If there was a better or equivilent alternative to these things, i do not see why we wouldn't start implenting Linux solutions....
 
Old 01-04-2005, 08:16 AM   #2
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As a MS Exchange replacement I would look at OpenExchange for a complete package:
http://www.novell.com/products/openexchange/

Although the same thing can be put together using standard e-mail server components such as Qmail and courier-imap with an ldap backend for authentication and addressbooks.

Depending on what you use active directory for you can use samba with an ldap backend (can be the same ldap server that is used for authentication above).

For thin clients you can use citrix, or for an OS alternative, take a look at these 2 sites:
http://www.ltsp.org
http://pxes.sf.net

I haven't implemented a fax server (I think that's what rightfax does) but take a look at:
http://linuxgazette.net/issue79/fraile.html

I think that covers everything but let me know if I missed something.
 
  


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