Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Mar 2007 22:39 UTC
Oracle and SUN "With the release of Linux-based Xandros Server 2.0 Standard Edition, well-known Linux desktop vendor Xandros offers compatibility and other services that may give Microsoft SharePoint Server some competition. In the new server, due in April, Xandros will include Netherlands-based O3Spaces Workplace 2.0 office collaboration software. With Workplace 2.0, users will be able to use OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, and/or Microsoft Office to work on documents in commonly hosted Xandros workplaces. At the same time, Xandros claims, the system enables everyone involved in the project to track the work being done on it."
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Competitor?
by yorch on Sun 18th Mar 2007 13:41 UTC
yorch
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2006-01-28

Microsoft SharePoint comes free for Windows Server 2003 (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sharepoint/download....) and includes 90% of the functionality of SharePoint Server. You won't probably miss that 10% unless you are working on a really "complex" environment.

SharePoint 2007 is a really really good product and any sysadmin can have an intrantet up-and-running in a matter of hours. The built-in functionality is huge and you can always buy some add-ins for extended functionality.

Sorry, but I do not see O3Spaces as a SharePoint competitor comparing cost & functionality side-by-side.

David

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RE: Competitor?
by segedunum on Sun 18th Mar 2007 19:05 in reply to "Competitor?"
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2005-07-06

Microsoft SharePoint comes free for Windows Server 2003

Depends what you mean by free. It ties purely into an existing Windows infrastructure, with all the Windows Server licenes and CALs that that entails.

Did I also mention that you have to have a Sharepoint as a default web site on a server, which entails yet another instance of Windows 2003 if you already have a default site?

SharePoint 2007 is a really really good product and any sysadmin can have an intrantet up-and-running in a matter of hours.

Comparing it to something like Basecamp or anything written with Plone, it's quite limited. It's amazing how many people look at Microsoft and think "We should use that". Sort of like SourceSafe really.

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