Server choices - linux / MS?

Alex Faure alex.faure at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 21:06:11 UTC 2009


Thanks John
My research is definitely leaning me towards SME Server - it just seems to
have the more solid reputation to do what I need it to do!
Regards
Lex

2009/6/22 John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com>

> On Monday 22 June 2009 06:29:55 am Alex Faure wrote:
> > I am installing a small server to server 20 windows users in an
> > office. I need to use it to manage emails - download to server
> > and then to users and visa versa. It will also be used for
> > windows updates - 1 update, cached and then available to all
> > users (not sure yet how I will do this) I also want to make
> > backups onto the server of user's data. (automatically) The
> > server will not be used as a live data source for users. Any
> > advice on installation and utilities I can use
> > Any suggestions if this would be OK as a Linux solution - or do I
> > need windows server? If linux - which distro/version would be
> > ideal. I only know Ubuntu and Kubuntu - suggestions would be
> > great!
> > Regardss\
> >
> > Lex
>
> I strongly suggest Linux over Windows. I like Slackware but Fedora
> has a good rep also. Ubuntu and Kubuntu are aimed at the end user
> market, not the server market.   I just posted a query on
> comp.os.linux.misc that should elicit some additional opinions.
>
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