Xandros Server 2.0 Targets Microsoft SharePoint Shops
With new software from O3Spaces, Xandros' forthcoming Linux server may give Microsoft SharePoint Server some competition. (Linux-Watch)With the release of Linux-based Xandros Server 2.0 Standard Edition, well-known Linux desktop vendor Xandros offers compatibility and other services that may give Microsoft SharePoint Server some competition. In the new server, due in April, Xandros will include O3Spaces Workplace 2.0 office collaboration software. With Workplace 2.0, users will be able to use OpenOffice.org, StarOffice and Microsoft Office to work on documents in commonly hosted Xandros workplaces. At the same time, Xandros claims, the system enables everyone involved in the project to track the work being done on it.
The O3Spaces Web-based workplace environment, which the company says is usable with any Web browser, enables users to access multiple workspaces. The group collaboration program also features search functions including full-text searches of ODF, PDF and Microsoft Office documents, Xandros officials say.