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    Default Few simple questions.

    Hey,

    I gonna do a quick sum up of my case : I've been asked to try out some opensource messaging solution and I'd like to know a bit more about Zimbra.
    So my first question is which free linux distribution is the best for Zimbra ? Just to make you know my Linux level is rather averrage... So as easy as possible would be nice . I may install it in a virtual machine, does Zimbra work with VMware?

    Thanks you in advance for your help.

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    Hello and welcome to the Zimbra forums.

    First, have you tried out our Hosted Demo? It's running the latest and greatest Zimbra 5.0.

    I'm not sure there is a "best" linux distro. I would say that the system that we've been tested the most against would be RHEL 4.

    Yep, works with VMWare and rPath.

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    No, I haven't tried yet the hosted demo, thx for the idea.

    I just checked out RH website and noticed that RHEL 4 isn't free, sorry but I don't really know the linux market... Could you name a free equivalent for a small business ?

    I just realised that the word "great" is not very clear when I ask for which distro to use.. I meant which distro offers the more efficient back-up with Zimbra and which one has been the more used and tested.

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    My guess is back-up is fairly similar with all distros; the stuff I have used on my Ubuntu LTS installation was originally written for CentOS or Gentoo I think.

    You can get lots of different opinions about which is the "best" distro to use. I can only tell you from my own experience as a user who knows basic Linux but is by no means a guru, that I have had good luck with Ubuntu once I figured out a few gotchas in the install. It is by no means the most common distro used out there; it's just the one I happened to get to work.

    Bottom line is the best distro is the one Zimbra is available for, and you are comfortable with.

    Dan

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    I can't really suggest any free alternatives. Many members of the forums have gotten it running on CentOS 4 & 5. . however, please be advised it is not officially supported.

    I'd suggest trying Ubuntu or openSUSE.
    Last edited by jholder; 10-23-2007 at 11:03 AM.

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    Thank you both for the answers, I got the lastest ubuntu on a virtual machine.. it deserves a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by punk'd View Post
    Thank you both for the answers, I got the lastest ubuntu on a virtual machine.. it deserves a try
    Check out the Ubuntu - Zimbra wiki for the landmines you might step on. . .

    Dan

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    hehe ok...

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