dummptyhummpty Posted August 13, 2009 Share Posted August 13, 2009 I was thinking about all of the Windows Server "products" (Server/SBS/Exchange/Active Directory, etc) I deal with daily for my job and thought it would be great to learn the Linux equivalents/alternatives. I then go to thinking about how one could replace Windows in a small business setting. I did a Google search and saw many people replace their Domain Controller with Samba, but I'm not sure what the advantage to this is if you are still running Windows on your workstations. Using our clients as an example, I tried to imagine them running both Linux on their server and Linux on their workstations. I see an issue with this as many use programs that would prohibit this (Quicken - Accounting, AutoCad - interior design, MS Access based client management program - Insurance Company, etc) and I was curious to see how you are using Linux in a small business setting. What Linux software should I look at and learn as equivalents to Microsoft Server products? What benefit have you seen from replacing a Windows server(s) (DC, AD, Exchange, etc) with a Linux one(s)? What issues and how have you over come them when replacing all computers with Linux based ones? What other ways have you seen Linux used in the small business setting? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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