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LinuxPlanet: CoffeeLink: A Double Shot of News on Java

[ Thanks to Kevin
Reichard
for this link. ]

“The starting point with a product like Burton Computer Corp.’s
CoffeeLink News Server is that not all news servers need be Usenet
servers. In fact, CoffeeLink’s design is predicated on the idea
that news servers can be used for specialized and controlled
messaging in a corporate setting–particularly within an intranet
or extranet. CoffeeLink has been kept lean, simple, reliable, and
inexpensive precisely to appeal to business users who want
Usenet-style messaging (e.g., newsgroups, topics, threads, and
media distribution) without the complexity of a server for Usenet
feeds.”

“Written entirely in Java, CoffeeLink is as portable as the
nearest Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that is compatible with JDK 1.1
or 1.2; but in reality the only “officially” supported platform is
Red Hat Linux 6.1 with IBM JRE 1.1.8 (or higher) or Sun JRE 1.2.2
(or higher).”

“CoffeeLink is well designed for its target market-basic
newsgroup messaging for corporate intranet and extranet
applications. For its price of $250, the product provides an
inexpensive and effective medium of communication.”

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Story