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LinuxWorld: CommuniGate versus Microsoft Exchange, An Interview with Vladimir Butenko

Oct 26, 1999, 01:32 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)


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"Last week I got a call from Stalker Software Inc. Stalker makes CommuniGate Pro, a full-featured mail server that supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, ACAP, LDAP, and a few other standards acronyms. It includes an extremely well-designed Web-based administration system and Web-based access to email. It includes antispam features, mailing list management, and even personal Web sites for your users."

"The reason Stalker called is because, according to the company's own benchmarks, CommuniGate Pro on Linux skunks Microsoft Exchange in terms of performance, based on Exchange benchmarks performed by IBM. The comparison is between Exchange 5.5 SP2 running on Windows NT 4.0 SP4 versus CommuniGate Pro 3.1 running on Red Hat Linux 6.0..."

"LinuxWorld does not endorse either benchmark, but we find them both to be believable. And that isn't only because -- unlike the recent benchmarks by Mindcraft and ZD Labs -- these results tend to support the anecdotal evidence that Linux outperforms Windows NT."

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