Hi guys and gals,
just got back from a Caldera training in Leeds (no footie on though). They have a new product called Volution Messaging Server or VMS :)
OK bad joke but thats what they call it, it is aimed at replacing exchange. Does all the exchange stuff -> collaboration etc, and yer man had a blank box fully configured in a half-hour. Mind you, it took an hour and a half on my box at home on a 400Mhz/256MB box.
Overall I was pretty impressed with the ease of configuration, their aim is to get it up an running with minimal 'nix knowledge, yer man only had to open a console for a few mickey mouse things, and they were all documented in the OPtional section. Read security. It runs/installs on both OpenUnix 8 with the LKP (Linux Kernel Personality?) -> you type linux from a konsole, then all linux apps run natively. Pretty neat eh?
They have taken lots of opensource stuff and "glued them together with caldera magic" as they marketing goes. All the same, it really is easier to konfigure than NT and exchange, plus lots of cool stuff like webmail options and .exe setup files for full integration for OOOTlook, yer users think its an NT box.
So why would anyone wan't to fork out the cash when its mostly opensource anyway? Well support is the answer. Companies like to have someone to call/blame. I hope they do well with this.
I was impressed, got the products plus valid licences too. I server and 25 client licences. Normally retails at 700 sterling.
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