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    Thumbs up So simple an 8th grader can do it!



    Mykel Bates & Shawn Owens stand beside their newly configured Zimbra box.

    At the end of the 06-07 school year, the Mountain Pine EAST lab was searching for a E-mail server due to the restrictions of the MSDN academic alliance. Eighth grade student administrator Shawn Owens decided to install Zimbra and attempt to configure the open source solution for our lab. The year ended with a Zimbra box that was running but configured improperly. In the 07-08 school year, eleventh grade student Mykel Bates, a Linux enthusiast, decided to assist Shawn due to his lack of exposure to Linux.

    After joining the Zimbra online community, the two students worked with true professionals in the field and successfully configured our labís new Zimbra box. Educators everywhere are encouraged to have students engage in this type of activity. The Zimbra community is more than helpful, and this project has motivated my students to engage in other high level IT projects.

    Thanks Zimbra for empowering students to take on real life problems, and giving them the support they need to succeed.

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    On behalf of everyone @ Zimbra: Great Job!

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    Congratulations guys! And great touch whoever at Zimbra sent them the shirts!

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    I did some lobbying 4 shirts - thought they deserved some recognition

    Quote Originally Posted by mmorse View Post
    Sound's like you have good program there, and that's not even a HS or college!

    8th grade-think your the current winner for the 'youngest installer award'
    The current record holder - from our success stories section (actually the 1st post in that section):
    Quote Originally Posted by joshuamorgan View Post
    heres my testimonial:
    'Zimbra Collaboration Suite was so easy-to-install, me, a 14-year-old K-12 student managed to install and configure it within 30 minutes, with no problems. Administration couldn't be easier, and the familiar webmail user interface means your relative who doesn't know what cookies are, can use it.'

    heh. well i would be lieing if i said no problems. my /etc/hosts file looked like this:

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    127.0.0.1 mail.mydomain.com mail

    i then changed the ip address of the mail.mydomain.com entry to the eth0 interface's ip address and everything worked fine.

    good stuff zimbra team
    Last edited by mmorse; 10-23-2008 at 11:58 PM.

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    Just Great! This is really a good encouragement for others who are into IT.

    These kids will surely go places. Just continue the right attitude and be at your best always.

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