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ServerWatch: Caldera OpenLinux 3.1.1 Review

Jun 01, 2002, 05:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Logan Harbaugh)

"When Linux distributions are available for free over the Internet, and for $10-$100 from major companies such as Red Hat and SuSE, why should an organization pay $599 for Caldera's OpenLinux Server 3.1.1?

"Because you get what you pay for. OpenLinux is not just a basic release of Linux with Apache server bundled in, it's a seven-disk set of CDs, with a highly secure version of Linux 2.4.2 that has all of the unnecessary ports disabled.

"Virtually every type of service and hardware support that might be needed for an enterprise-class server is included: intrusion detection with Tripwire, Logcheck and PortSentry, remote administration via browser using the Webmin tool, Java SDK 1.3, software and hardware RAID support, the Reiser journaling file system, support for SMP and up to 64 GB RAM, the Apache Web server with the Tomcat Java servlet engine, the PHP library, the Mod_backhand load balancing module, and the Squid caching module, as well as HTTPS, SSL, and PKI support. It also includes file and print services for Linux and Windows, a POP and IMAP email server, the IP-Chains firewall server, the WU-FTP server, the BIND8 DNS server, a DHCP server, a PPP dial-in server, OpenLDAP, the INN news server, and the Majordomo list server..."

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