Can Linux Open-Xchange Replace Microsoft Exchange?
Jan 21, 2011, 21:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)
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"Whether you're replacing Microsoft Exchange or just looking for
a competent groupware suite, Open-Xchange is one of the leading
contenders for Linux. How does it rate? Very well, with a few
"This month I'll be looking at the administration side of
Open-Xchange. Next month I'll report in on the actual end user
experience and whether Open-Xchange is worth deploying.
"So what is Open-Xchange? Basically it's a collaboration
platform that can replace Microsoft Exchange, or simply serve as a
groupware offering for small or large organizations. It can support
integration with Microsoft Active Directory, if you need that, or
provide LDAP services. It has all the groupware features you'd
expect for a modern workplace — email/Webmail, calendaring,
task management, contact management, document storage, and so on.
OX has connectors or (prepare for a truly bad pun) "OXtenders" for
synchronizing with Outlook, Mac OS X, and mobile devices.
"Got all that? Now we need to select a version of Open-Xchange