Which Linux distribution?

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Which Linux distribution?

Postby frankseu » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:36 am


and at first - sorry for my bad english...

Currently i am using scalix comonity edition on Debian 4.0
I would like to upgrade to a newer (free) Linux Version and scalix 11.4.6.
My idea is to install a fresh (free LINUX) in a VMware, Install Scalix latest Version and the i will import the (formaly backuped) Mailboxes.

So my question is:
Which (free) Linux distribution do you recommend (easy scalix installation)?

The question is mor to:
under what (free) Linux distribution is scalix/postfix/SpamAssassin/Clamav easier to realize and for which Distribution are better scalix-installation instructions available
than to what LINUX distribution is nicer or easier.


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Re: Which Linux distribution?

Postby echelon » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:17 am

The supported linux OS's are listed in the release notes

Are you purchasing a scalix license or sticking with the community edition.


For the purchased version of scalix, Your free OS choices are CentOS 5, Fedora 9 and OpenSuSE 11. Fedora 9 is so old that I would stay away from it, CentOS 5 will be even older and have let packages available. I think the Fedora Project end-of-lifeed ver 9 years ago. OpenSuse 11 is relatively current- which will matter if you want thinks like ClamAv. It may also depend on what version of linux you are more familiar. It doesn't say what Debian systems are compatible with the Comunity Edition but you could look at Ubuntu.

But since Scalix development seems to be on-hold I would caution against a major investment in time or effort in this project.

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Re: Which Linux distribution?

Postby frankseu » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:18 am

i am planig to stay with the community edition.
I kown the official compatibility list. But i like to user
1. a free LINUX distribution
2. a "up to date" Linux Version.

As i stated it does not matter on which Distribution i am more familiar. I can handle all of them.
Using postfix would be great...

So has anyone any recomendations?


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