Re: New Scalix open source groupware is competition for Microsoft Exchange
Posted by: Fletch
on August 22, 2008 11:35 AM
I don't believe this to be disingenuous, because the author is making a reference to the corporate or enterprise background in which you would want to have support for the operating system. While this may be possible for CentOS and others, most larger companies usually put the operating system that has larger market share, training, and certification (so as to ensure there is a way to ensure employees/consultants can prove he or she understands their environment).
Having said that, when contrasting to Microsoft Exchange, this is generally an appeal to larger companies as typically these will have some form of group ware for mail and calendering. As the company gets smaller, the chances are that this is not always the case.