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A young and pretty Linux server OS that takes a bit of work

Review Zentyal 2 is something a little bit different, although it too has changed its name recently: version 1 was called e-Box. A decade younger than its rivals, it is based on Ubuntu, but its developers skip the normal semi-annual releases, and only use the Long Term Support ones that Canonical releases every other year. E-Box version 1 was based on Ubuntu 8.04 and version 2, now called Zentyal, uses Ubuntu 10.04.1.

* Name: Zentyal 2.0
* Supplier: Free download
* Price: Free
* Minimum system requirements: Pentium 4 or better CPU, 1GB RAM, 80GB disk

Zentyal is a server variant of Ubuntu, so it is a rather different experience from its CentOS-based rivals. The boot sequence of both the install CD and the finished system is the standard Ubuntu graphical one; even Zentyal’s logo is recognisably similar to Ubuntu’s.

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