Joshua Drake of Linux Journal reviews Caldera's system
management tool, Volution, and says that even though it's uneven
and clearly a young product, it has some merit and shows
"Volution is a systems-management product. It is not an
operating system management product. The distinction between the
two is gray and Volution crosses the line on both sides. For
example, I can have the machine alert me if I have more than 15
users logged in, but Volution in its current state will not let me
add or delete users. I found this remarkably inconsistent with
their tag line. As someone who has been doing systems management
for almost a decade, I have always felt that they are synonymous. I
guess it is important to remember that definitions do vary.
Volution does have a lot of positive features. Volution is
currently the only product out there for Linux that provides a
directory-enabled management solution for Linux servers. Caldera
has created a strong directory services development foundation by
arranging to have some of the ZenWorks programmers work on
Volution. Caldera provides the ability to use Webmin in conjunction
with Volution. The use of Webmin helps fill the gap of my operating
systems management concerns, and later this summer, we will see
Volution 1.1, which will support a larger array of platforms."
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