Zimbra migration thanks to Xen

After the comments from Kevin H about Zimbra to one of my last postings I thought I had better take another look at Zimbra. The last time I downloaded and played with Zimbra was when it was in Beta. It has changed significantly since then and now provides packages for OpenSUSE 10 which is really good to see.

The last time I tried Zimbra I was not too happy to see it installed its own versions of services like MySQL and Postfix. I started a thread on the Zimbra forum back then and it sparked a bit of debate. Unfortunately Zimbra 3.0 still assumes the install system is only going to be running Zimbra which makes it difficult to install on a system already running most of these services. Although I specified different ports to avoid conflicts my test install did not work at all very well and to top it off it managed to break the existing OpenLDAP installation (something to do with missing shared libraries).

GMail invites to give away

I checked my GMail account today and I have 100 invites available to anyone who would like one. If you are interested please get in contact. Don't forget to provide your email address as this is needed to send you a GMail invite.

My first week with Tiger

It has been a week since I upgraded to Tiger and its been a slightly bumpy ride (although things are smoothing out now). Initially the upgrade went well but unfortunately Mail 2.0 just would not accept any new messages. After hours of debugging I just could not get it to work so I reluctantly switched over to Thunderbird in order to email. Unfortunately in the process I managed to loose a bunch of messages which resulted in a few embarrassing emails to people asking for them to please resend. Eventually (like today) I finally realised what my problem was with Mail (iAlert was incompatible with Tiger) and with that fixed I am now back to Mail 2.0 again.

Novell to Port Evolution & Beagle to Windows

Nat Friedman has reported in his blog that Novell will be porting Beagle and eventually Evolution to Windows. This is good news for supporters of Open Source transition.

It is difficult to migrate a company bootlaces and all to Linux due to the sheer number of changes required in the daily workflow. The minialisation of this change through gradual introduction and migration of applications such as OpenOffice and Evolution should eventually see increased uptake of Linux in the desktop environment.