SBS 2003 PCMagazine Editors Choice

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Feb 2, 2004.

  1. Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Feb 2, 2004
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  2. Cool beans!

    Although... I find hard to believe that SBS scored lower than Linux in setup
    and deployment (I'm not surprised of Apple... but Linux?).
    Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], Feb 3, 2004
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  3. Dave Nickason [SBS MVP]

    John LeMay Guest

    I didn't read the article, but most Linux distros design the basic
    installation processes to be "Windows friendly". In other words network
    adapters are DHCP by default, Samba is enabled by default and SWAT - the
    web based config tool for Samba - is also up and running. Sendmail or
    some other mail server and fetchmail (like the pop3 connector) are also
    there in just about any install. This pretty much cuts implementation
    time to almost nil. Now try setting up your first DHCP server with
    dynamic DNS updates on Linux and see how easy that is. I'm a huge *nix
    fan, but some serious admin tasks are not for the weak.
    John LeMay, Feb 3, 2004
  4. I must admit that I'm not very proficient with Linux... but based on my
    limited experience installing some releases (ie. RedHat and Suse) I don't
    think it is for the weak of heart (except for Knoppix... but that's another
    story). Is not difficult... is just that it is not very easy ;-)
    Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], Feb 3, 2004
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