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Expanding Choice by Peter Clegg, Emmett Dulaney, Jason Williams

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Chapter 5. The Rise and Reason for Open Enterprise Server (OES)

Up to this point, this book has spent a great deal of time looking at two different worlds that exist in enterprise networking today: NetWare and the open source solution Linux represents. Open Enterprise Server (OES) synergistically merges the best of both worlds into one, and in so doing, creates a new product that surpasses anything else available for the enterprise today.

This chapter looks at what OES offers and why it represents the best solution to consider.

What OES Offers

The preceding chapters examined the histories of NetWare, Linux, and open source. When OES is installed, it offers you access to a great many utilities and services.

In most cases, these services ...

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