Collax Business Server5.5.10

Free for non-commercial use
3.0/5 2
An all-in-one Linux server operating system for small and medium sized businesses

editor's review





Collax Business Server is a free for non-commercial, private use Linux-based server-oriented operating system designed by Collax and engineered to deliver all the necessary network services within an amalgamate business environment. It features support for English and German languages.

Distributed as a dual-arch Live CD

The product is available for download as a free edition that comes with several limitations (see below a detailed list), distributed as a dual-arch Live CD ISO image suitable for 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) hardware platforms.

The user must burn the ISO image to a blank CD disc using any CD/DVD burning software or write it on a USB flash drive of 1GB or higher capacity with either UNetbootin of GNOME Disks apps in order to boot it from the BIOS of a PC.

Boot options

First of all, you should change the language using the F2 key if you’re an English-speaking user, as it will default to German. Then, you have various options, including the ability to start the live environment or the text-mode installer, boot an existing OS from the first disk drive, check the filesystem and system memory for errors.

Includes a wide range of servers and services

Collax Business Server securely provides Internet, email, SMS, compliance, internal network communication, infrastructure, fax, groupware, data storage, and all the other services needed in a small or medium-sized business.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Collax Business Server is a decent server-oriented system that will help you to easily manage and secure network services, as well as to provide essential security functions, such as spam filtering, firewalling and virus protection.

However, there are many other free and open source server-oriented operating systems out there that include the same powerful features as this commercial product and we see no reason why you should buy Collax Business Server.

Collax Business Server was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on June 25th, 2014
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