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|SUBJECT ||RE: [hangout] Mac OS X Server versus Linux Server
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From: "Kevin Milani"
To: "Joe Villari"
Subject: RE: [hangout] Mac OS X Server versus Linux Server
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 12:41:18 -0400
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Thanks for the confirmation. It is nice to hear from somebody who has
successfully implemented a Linux server in a Macintosh network. It is made
even better by the success you have had with the stability of Linux in that
role. I have made some progress on bringing the company around to Linux.
One big drawback for the Mac OS X is that it has a very small install base
and is relatively new and untested.
Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with me.
All the best,
From: Joe Villari [mailto:joev_nylxs-at-pipeline.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 6:18 PM
To: Kevin Milani
Subject: Re: [hangout] Mac OS X Server versus Linux Server
MAc OS X is basically BSD and thus is functioning much like Linux ,
from what I understand.
I have a small MAC OS based machines running over my Linux server. By
using netatalk, kinda samba for MAC, all my macs can access the
server for file sharing, the intranet works fine and I saw no
printing problems (I have not configured a print spooler yet).
I would "sell" Linux's positives like Open Source, low low cost and
stability (my linux box has never quit on me with an uptime of
nearlty one year). Plus, they could probably use an old machine, not
just an intel box but even a MAC using YDL, just get a huge HD or
two. I don't know what the advantage of a raid drive will do.
Bascially you can do everything with the linux server, cheaper and
more stable than with the MAC server.
>A small company I am working for has a 100% macintosh network. I
>have been pushing for Linux on the server side, but recently they
>brought in a macintosh consulting firm for a quote. They of course
>are talking up the benefits of using Mac OS X Server over using
>Linux. Compatibility and integration into the network being one of
>the benefits they keep talking about.
>The server will need: Large Raid drive file server, e-mail server,
>web server, DNS, LDAP.
>The client side needs to remain macintosh-based (at least for now).
>I don't have any experience with OS X and thus find it difficult to
>make a case against it, besides the obvious advantage of "freedom"
>in a Linux/Open Source solution.
>Any thoughts and wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
>New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
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