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[News] GNU/Linux Server for Small Business Now in Review

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Server for Small Business Now in Review
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Dec 2009 00:33 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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A Linux answer to Windows SBS: ClearOS

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| Linux is used as a server all the time. 
| From branch-offices using Linux and Samba 
| to Google running, well everything, on 
| Linux, it's the operating system for choice 
| for most businesses. Except that is, for 
| small offices. There, Microsoft's SBS 
| (Small Business Server) is the server of 
| choice. The Clear Foundation wants to 
| change that with their ClearOS 5.1 small 
| business server distribution.
| Why has Linux not done well here? It's an 
| odd story. In some ways, Linux has 
| historically done quite well for small 
| businesses. Back in the late 1990s, the 
| Cobalt appliance line did quite well in the 
| market. Sun, in one of their less than 
| bright moments, however, bought Cobalt for 
| about $2 billion in 2000. By neglect, Sun 
| had killed off Cobalt, and small business 
| server Linux, by 2004.
| [...]
| Note, we didn't say 'Linux' server. 
| ClearOS, formerly known as ClarkConnect, 
| doesn't ask for its users to become expert 
| Linux administrators. Indeed, its interface 
| hides all of Linux's complexity away. While 
| it's built solidly on Linux and other open-
| source programs, a non-technical user could 
| use ClearOS and never know what was his 
| server's hood. 



Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."

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