[ubuntu-uk] Windows Home Server

Daniel Lamb daniel.lamb at dlcomputing.co.uk
Thu Oct 4 20:32:08 BST 2007


Not really as both are web based utilites I mean just a stripped out Ubuntu
with just samba and backup configuration tool any maybe a little more. I
think ebox and easy business  server are brilliant for me and you but not
for joe public, who wants something easy to use, and linux gives them
something to be proud of.

Back to my comment about everyone, obviously not everyone but noone has a
bad word to say about linux and would try it don't meet many folk who like
Microsoft, just the people who are doing a job not actually into computers
its cool to use linux!! And its cool to be a geek!!
Regards,
Daniel

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Alan Pope
Sent: 04 October 2007 20:20
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Windows Home Server

Hi,

On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 20:09 +0100, Alec Wright wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 20:03 +0100, Daniel Lamb wrote:
> > Could Ubuntu not develop a more user friendly home server ie just with
samba
> > and maybe amanada or bacula for backups? Not all the extras.
> What I think would be great is if the server just sits there, being
> serverish, but you have a graphical manager for almost everything (HTTP,
> FTP, SAMBA, DHCP, netboot etc), but this isn't run on the server. It's
> run on a client, and this administrator communicates with the server,
> sending simple commands, perhaps hell commands over SSH.
> 
> Comments?
> If people like it, I'll make an LP blueprint.

Pretty much already done:-

https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ubuntu-easy-business-serv
er
https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ebox

:)

The plan is for Ubuntu to release a server product which achieves many
of the goals for a small office / home office product, with an easy to
use admin tool.

Cheers,
Al.




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