Linked by David Adams on Tue 8th Jul 2008 04:09 UTC, submitted by Caffeine Deprived
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article takes a look at the issues involved with ditching Windows for Linux. It's not the most in-depth piece, but it provides a handy introduction of the 'how's and 'why's of shifting.
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RE: SBS2003 to Linux - what functions?
by jabbotts on Tue 8th Jul 2008 15:19 UTC in reply to "SBS2003 to Linux"
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CentOS is worth a look. (Enterprise Red Hat without the branding)

(drat, there is a great distro that just released an update; it's basically a server in a can. Open the lid, dump out a prebuild webserver or small business server. Of course, I can't remember the name.. booo.. Maybe it is BSD based.. I'll have to go look it up as I need it for something else also.)

If you list out the functions you need to support, someone can probably make a recommendation. There was a fellow on another site who kept up a discussion forum while building a "Home Server" duplicate using Debian and whatever bits supported his needs.

For a small business server, your probably looking at Debian with eGroupware, Samba and backups. If you need an AD server, you can build that also though Fedora makes a point of having a ready to go AD server install. If you just want an appliance like an SBS box, check out Red Hat, Novell or Mandriva. IBM could probably offer something. There must be some

Edited 2008-07-08 15:21 UTC

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