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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: IBM is alive ;)


On 04/02/2012 20:04, Benjamin Horst wrote:
On Feb 4, 2012, at 2:00 PM, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:

On 04/02/2012 19:50, Benjamin Horst wrote:
On Feb 4, 2012, at 12:30 PM, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:

On 04/02/2012 17:26, Benjamin Horst wrote:
I do hope that LibreOffice On Line becomes a reality! It would be the only
(to my knowledge) Free own-server based office suite!
There is one of which I am aware, having used it at a previous employer: Zimbra Docs.

It is not widely documented or discussed online, for reasons I don't know. Here's a brief review, 
though:

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/managing-docs-with-zimbra/

It worked pretty well in my usage, I'd use it again.

Ben

Ben zimbra is proprietary as well now owned by vmware. With my luck on trying to start using vmware 
for virtualization as a start up business they have put me off using their products. Would be nice 
to develop a mail client to add to the LO suite.
There appears to be an open source version of Zimbra still: 
http://www.zimbra.com/products/zimbra-open-source.html

Whether it has the same feature set, I'm not sure. As mentioned, the documentation on Zimbra Docs 
is sparse!

-Ben

I dont know about that, but they have the free zimbra desktop mail client which i have tried and am 
not impressed with.
That client is a different story, and I didn't like it either, but you can use any email client you 
want with the email server.

Regardless, it's the browser-based word processor, spreadsheet and slideshow creation tools within 
the Zimbra self-hosted server application that we're talking about here. If you haven't looked at 
them, I suggest you do. To my knowledge, they are the closest thing on the internet to a 
self-hosted, open source equivalent to Google Docs.

-Ben


Benjamin Horst
bhorst@mac.com
646-464-2314 (Eastern)
www.solidoffice.com


Ben i just had a major botched issue with vmware in regards to using esxi to resell services using this virtualization platform. I am apprehensive to try again with them cuz the company is so full of beurocracy it makes it hard for a small business such as mine to buy into their products.

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