Fwd: Small business server

Dani Baeyens dani at warp.es
Sun Jan 28 12:42:04 UTC 2007

On vie, 2007-01-26 at 23:12 +1100, Rich Buggy wrote:
> Hi Nils
> I was thinking more like
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDownUnder/BOFs/SmallBusinessServer
> Most small businesses only need file/printer sharing and email. The
> problem with giving small business owners a howto involving "apt-get and
> edit /etc/pick-a-file" is that it will turn them off. Once the core is
> installed they rest should be installed/configured via a web interface
> even if it means you can't tweak every option.


I know an alternative that could fit in your case (well, it has more
features than file/printer sharing and email :P). The project is called
"eBox Platform" (http://www.ebox-platform.com), a small-business GPL

The "problem" is that it is a Debian-based distribution itself (it's not
a problem if you don't mind the underlying distro). So, it's not
intended to get its packages and install them on another distro, beacuse
eBox is heavily integrated with the system on some parts. eBox is
similar to an appliance you can buy, but it's free and you can try it,
join the users/devel lists and/or modify it as you like.

Dani Baeyens

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