9 of the Best Free Linux Groupware Software
Groupware software (or collaborative software) is
designed to enable users to collaborate, regardless of
location, via the internet or a corporate intranet and to work together
in a virtual atmosphere.
The efficiency of a organisation can be greatly enhanced by
the effective deployment of groupware software. Ccollaborative
applications help to integrate project work so
that a group can achieve their tasks and objectives. The term groupware
is wide-ranging spanning communications tools (such as email),
conferencing tools, and management tools.
Groupware solutions heavy on the feature-set are often not
suitable for more than a few hundred users. However, software which
offers only basic groupware functionalities, such as e-mail, contact
and calendaring, are likely to
meet the requirements of large deployments.
This type of software is particularly important to businesses,
service providers and email hosters.
The Linux platform offers an impressive set
of collaboration software. This type of software often
includes messaging functionality, support for the popular mail
protocols (such as STMP, IMAP, and POP3), and organisational tools
including a calendar.
The standard medium for accessing a groupware account
is via a web browser.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that
is available, we have compiled a list of 9 excellent groupware servers.
We have included web based solutions as well as classic client-server
Now, let's explore the 9 groupware servers at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot
of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis
of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Enterprise ready web-based groupware suite
and feature-rich groupware server
||Popular full-featured groupware server
scalable, and reliable groupware server
||Multi-user web-based suite written in PHP
||Collaboative software server for multiple clients
application for the coordination of group activities
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Last Updated Sunday, April 08 2012 @ 09:56 AM EDT