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Microsoft Releases Open Source Exchange Server February 3, 2008

Posted by Matsu in Information Technology, Microsoft, Open Source, Software, Technology, Windows/Microsoft.
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Zimbra logoNow, that’s a headline that you are unlikely to read any time soon. Though, if Microsoft is successful in their $44 billion bid to purchase Yahoo then something will have to change if Microsoft isn’t going to make that headline a reality. Why? Because last year Yahoo bought Zimbra for $350 million and now owns and supports Zimbra, the open source Exchange-server-compatible e-mail system

If Zimbra is truly an open source product and if it is in direct competition with Microsoft and their Exchange server product, then will Microsoft kill Zimbra as soon as the Yahoo acquisition becomes final? Can they kill it? Will they provide an open source alternative to their commercial product? Will they support and improve Zimbra as an alternative to their flagship e-mail server product? What do you think?

“Zimbra” and the Zimbra logo are trademarks of Zimbra, Inc.

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1. Microsoft Releases Open Source Exchange Server - February 3, 2008

[…] Moderator wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptNow, that’s a headline that you are unlikely to read any time soon. Though, if Microsoft is successful in their $44 billion bid to purchase Yahoo then something will have to change if Microsoft isn’t going to make that headline a reality. Why? Because last year Yahoo bought Zimbra for $350 million and now owns and supports Zimbra, the open source Exchange-server-compatible e-mail system If Zimbra is truly an open source product and if it is in direct competition with Microsoft and their Exchange server product, then will Microsoft kill Zimbra as soon as the Yahoo acquisition becomes final? Can they kill it? Will they provide an open source alternative to their commercial product? Will they support and improve Zimbra as an alternative to their flagship e-mail server product? What do you think? “Zimbra” and the Zimbra logo are trademarks of Zimbra, Inc. […]

2. Windows Vista News - February 3, 2008

Microsoft Releases Open Source Exchange Server

Interesting: matsu.wordpress.com

3. PC & Mac Guy - September 18, 2008

I had no idea Microsoft had tried to buy Yahoo. How did it work out? It seemed to me Microsoft could buy anything they want, with the exception of google.


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