StartCom Delivers Free Enterprise Server - page 2
Configuring your system for the desired purpose requires a number of steps after installation. For a web server you would install Apache and all the associated add-ons to meet your specific requirements. File and print services in a Windows network will require the installation of Samba. The standard package manager, shown in Figure 2, lets you select from a menu of options to configure your system appropriately. Base system options include clustering and virtualization using Xen.
Connecting to Windows file shares is a breeze from the Places menu. This has been somewhat of a sore spot in other distributions, but it works like a champ here (see Figure 4). Once you enter the names of the server and share you will be presented with a separate password dialog. You will have the option of saving the password for the current session or in the key ring for future use.
The StartCom website has an active forum with sections dedicated to specific issues such as the StartCom Linux installation forum. Most of the questions posted to the site are answered the same day. The site also has an FAQ and provides a search capability for the forum messages. StartCom offers customer specific solutions as a paid service if you need more than the free support.
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