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MaximumLinux.org: Open Letter Against Using Microsoft Server Products

Jul 29, 2001, 21:30 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by RaiderAdam)

[ Thanks to Mark for this link. ]

"As I read the review, I noticed it had a direct attack upon my choice for running Linux in the network. Following are several quotes (italics were added by me):

"...a Linux based file server utilizing SAMBA s the tool for file and print sharing. While this is a lower cost alternative and perhaps a good way to introduce file and print sharing, it is recommended that a longer-term strategy would be to move away from Linux to a Microsoft Windows server platform. Microsoft Windows is recognized as the "industry standard" for file and print."

"...a Linux (Red Hat V7.1) server to support SMTP based e-mail... ...For a small company like , running SMTP on a Linux system is not a bad choice for getting started... A better practice would be to install two Microsoft Exchange servers . ...It is suggested that a longer term strategy be developed for a more feature rich email system as MS-Exchange."

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