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Re: "exchange server" for Linux



> On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 07:41, Vikram Goyal wrote:
>> > Does anyone know of an "exchange server" made for
>> > Linux?  If there's one
>> > that's Open Source, that would be best--i.e., free.
>> > However, I can't
>> > imagine something of that magnitude could be free.
>> > Any suggestions
>> > appreciated.
>> >
>>
>> Isn't GNU/Linux free and as far as magnitude is concerned, it's a
>> complete OS.
>
> Exchange isn't part of an operating system - it is an application
> that tightly integrates email, scheduling, contacts, and tasks.
> For example if you want to schedule a meeting or conference call
> you can view all the participant's schedules to pick a good time
> and when you send the meeting request it automatically shows up
> in the recipients calendar and can have an automatic alarm notification
> associated (which you might also sync to a pda).  A feature difficult
> to duplicate with less integrated applications is that if you send
> a meeting request or an update that shifts the time, the calendar
> event is modified even if you haven't opened that email yet. This
> can be critical for people who work in distributed groups and have
> to arrange and adjust times to call in to conference bridges together.
>
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I don't believe the responder was equating "Exchange" with an operating
system.  They were only pointing out that Linux/Gnu was an entire
operating system with all its complexity and size and it was "free".  Why
couldn't an Exchange replacement be free?

--R


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