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    Default Best operating system For Zimbra open source edition

    I want to know the best operating system for zimbra opensource edition for creating atleast 50 accounts.

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    Asking what the best Linux distribution for Zimbra, or basically any other software installation, is like asking who the most beautiful woman in the world is, or who is the greatest baseball player of all time. A lot of it is in the eye of the beholder, and you can start major arguments with this line of questioning.

    You can go to the download page and see what distros have packages available. I personally recommend RHEL4 or CentOS 4 (free and basically RHEL unbranded). I have been running the Open Source edition of Zimbra on CentOS 4.4 for over a year, with the past five month being in a live environment. I currently have over 200 users and growing. The installation is straight forward; no real tweaks or anything like that to get Zimbra working. You just need to make sure you install all the prerequisites, which are all readily available. We haven't had so much as a blip on the server, and all upgrades have been perfect and easy.

    Others can probably share success stories for the other supported Linux distros. While others still will probably say they've got Zimbra running on an unsupported OS with no problems.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    I completely agree with SF here. This could develop into a flame war although I think the level of maturity on this forum is beyond that. If you mean which distro is *most* compatible, well, they have packages tested on specific distros in the downloads area. Personally for any server based home installations of anything I prefer CentOS (currently running 5)



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    i run or have run zimbra on many different platforms. rhel4/centos4 has by far been the least painful and most stable, for me.
    Last edited by dijichi2; 05-10-2007 at 10:31 AM.

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    AOL mode on

    me too

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    Internally RHEL4 and Ubuntu get the most test cycles with a lot of development work being done on MACOSXx86. As far as "the best" I'd pick the OS you are most comfortable managing, as that will give you the best results.
    Bugzilla - Wiki - Downloads - Before posting... Search!

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    I just installed Zimbra on Ubuntu 6.10 from woe to go in 25 mins! (OS & all) It was a piece of cake


    Cary (not wanting to start flame war either)

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