Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Aug 2008 17:51 UTC, submitted by stonyandcher
Features, Office Everyone knows that Microsoft Exchange is expensive - but ubiquitous " and plenty of open source projects and vendors have been trying a variety of technical approaches to replace it. While none is yet a drop-in replacement, a PC World article looks at ways that some administrators can get a cost advantage by switching.
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RE: FOSS drop-in replacements
by melkor on Sat 30th Aug 2008 06:18 UTC in reply to "FOSS drop-in replacements"
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That's good, but there are several problems:

1) Lots of vendors

2) probably poor support - you might have to pay for Microsoft support, but it is VERY good

3) lots of different applications from different vendors will almost certainly lead to it being a biatch to maintain.

Far easier to use one vendor imho.


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