SME Server 7.0 pre-release 2 is on its way to the mirrors, includes latest CentOS kernel and updates; reconfiguration reboot now requested after software installer updates; simple 'yum' wrapper added to remind people to reconfigure after using 'yum'; completion of change to contribs.org styling; updated French translation; bug fixes.
SME Server (known as e-smith at the time) was founded in January 1999 by Joseph and Kim Morrison. The company introduced the first version of its flagship software product, the e-smith server and gateway, in April 1999. By the end of the year, many thousands of e-smith servers were running in countries from Fiji to Finland. Word was spreading quickly among developers and systems integrators who needed a solid, easy-to-use server for their small-business customers. In July 2001, e-smith was acquired by Mitel Networks, in September 2004 by Lycoris, and the project is currently sponsored by Resource Strategies, Inc.
The SME Server is a simple, powerful, secure Linux server used by thousands of individuals, companies and organizations all over the world. SME Server provides a friendly, free alternative to expensive and complex proprietary software.
SME Server features
1. Sharing of a single Internet connection between multiple computers
2. A network firewall to protect against Internet intruders
3. A robust email server, which includes virus and spam filtering and webmail
4. File and print sharing
5. Web application server, including support for MySQL, Perl and PHP
6. Secure remote access
7. Supported languages: Deutsch, English, Espa˝ol, Franšais and Italiano, with more on the way
8. Complete binary compatibility with the leading Linux server distribution
9. and much more
SME Server 7.0 pre-release 2 is on its way to the mirrors. If you haven't made the move to 7.0, now is the time. Please report any issues via the bug tracker, and *only* there, please. Many thanks to all developers, testers and bug reporters. In particular, I'd like to thank Gavin Weight for taking on a lot of the small development tasks - thanks Gavin.
If you do not do this _prior_ to the upgrade, your system may
not boot. If this happens, please see the workaround here:
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