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Re: [opensuse] openexchange
  • From: James Tremblay <jamesat@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 13:25:30 -0500
  • Message-id: <1165688730.16910.17.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2006-12-09 at 19:10 +0200, HG wrote:
> Hi!
> On 11/29/06, Dominique Leuenberger <Dominique.Leuenberger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Yes, that's a sad story. SLOX (SuSE Linux OpenXchange) was very
> > promising. When SuSE got bought by Novell, there were far to many
> > Messaging services around (netmail, groupwise, slox), so slox had to go
> > away.
> 2-3 years ago, I looked at alternatives to Exchange. All I found was
> SLOX. Looked good. Goal: linux server, windows desktops with outlook.
> Just slightly one year ago, we had to make a decision. Until that we
> only had linux servers. Users wanted calendar with the features from
> Outlook and Exchange. SLOX had not gone anywhere, so we desided that
> it's not the route to go. And still no other alternatives. So the easy
> choice then (even for me) was to go with Small Business Server. SLOX
> was the only alternative. I just do not know what the "linux people"
> look in a groupware clients and servers. What the users want is in
> Outlook+Exchange. If you do not even want to produce that, you will
> not compete.
> I'm sad to see SLOX go, but I'm also glad I didn't push that... life
> has been easy with Exchange.
> --
> HG.

You should look at GroupWise and it comes with a free linux host.

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