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Old 12-31-2002, 03:49 PM   #1
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Exclamation Tough question for all you linux gurus

Here's the lowdown guys:
I need to build cheap linux servers with Microsoft functionality for Microsoft clients.
The client computers will have WinXP and OfficeXP.
The linux servers will be running samba and some kind of collaboration software that is the equivalent to MS Exchange Server.

The problem I'm having is finding a linux equivalent to MS Exchange server that will use MS Office as a client.

Any suggestions guys?

Thanks everyone,

Old 12-31-2002, 05:23 PM   #2
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There is a project "not quite underway" (no source available) that will release software in a few years to the community. In the meantime, if you want a Unix-based "Exchange-like" product, Critical Path makes products that integrate into office.

Hope that helps

Old 12-31-2002, 05:29 PM   #3
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Let ask you one question for clarification here.
"The problem I'm having is finding a linux equivalent to MS Exchange server that will use MS Office as a client."

Are you wanting to get away from M$ or are you wanting to keep it.

The problem is that both technolgies are totally diffrent. the good thing is that Linux works with M$ in most things in accessabilty.

Sun Star Office suite gives you a powerful solution to the expensive M$ Office.

As for email servers that will work with I believe you will find the list very comprehensive.

I too will be looking to build Linux server very soon but my expectations not to get completely away from M$ are not possible because of some software I cannot replace and cost wise would prohibative at this time.
I want my Linux server to server as Authnication( security), print server, and
additional firewall- to keep some nosy M$ people out ( at least make tougher for them to get in to.)

May I suggest you fiorst put Linux server in production slowly then look at your options.

Good Luck


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