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A Linux server OS that's had 11 years to improve

Nov 18, 2010, 05:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Review: SME Server is pretty much the original ready-rolled server distribution. Although it has changed hands – and names – a few times, it's been around since 1999, when it was known as e-Smith, a name you'll still see in a few places.

* Name: SME Server 7.5.1
* Supplier: Free download
* Price: Free, no subscriptions or registration required
* Minimum system requirements: 400MHz P5-class CPU, 256MB RAM, 4GB hard disk

"In 2001, SME Server was bought by enterprise VOIP vendor Mitel, which for a while offered unified office servers based around e-Smith, which it renamed Managed Application Server. Mitel donated the product back to the community in 2004, where today it is developed cooperatively by a community based around the contribs.org website – originally a home for third-party extensions to the software"

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