As many others, I heard about NethServer on Zentyal Forum.
I joined this Forum about 6 months ago and I tried to be a good member of this Community.
On the Home page of the NethServer website I found this: “NethServer is an operating system for Linux enthusiasts, designed for small offices and medium enterprises”. OK! Why not! This is just what I’m looking for!
Since then I test NethServer to use it in production, someday.
Why someday and not now?
I think NethServer not yet found his IDENTITY.
There are many points of view into this Forum regarding how to use NethServer.
Everybody, including me, wants something they wants to use with/on NethServer, but:
What is and what will be NethServer? All in One, UTM, PDC, Media Server, Application Server, Any in One, … and so on?
Who uses and who will use NethServer? Home users or professionals (for business)? Both?
I think @zamboni give the proper answer for all above questions:
I’m totaly agree with him, especially for “… we should focus on the business side of development, meaning that the “homeserver” features are, IMVVVHO, not important or relevant” and “… even if NS can run as a homeserver, I’d like to see it in a enterprise perspective… otherwise there are dozens of available distro out there”!
And he is not the only one who thinks like that!
@alefattorini had asked “Could NethServer be one of the BEST distribution for servers in 2016?” My answer was “Maybe yes” and I am further convinced of this.
NethServer is too young to find the proper path or is too old to change the path?
I think NethServer has the proper age to “… be one of the BEST distribution for servers in 2016”.
What can we do for this? What can I do for this?
I’m not programmer. But for nearly 14 years I’m working close to programmers and I know it is not easy for them to do what we ask them. But is not impossible. It is a big effort and it worth when we ask them to do suitable features.
I am one of the “people who asking for features”. I am an user who want to make all settings from UI. I am a user who want Delivery Status Notification (DSN), Mailgraph, AWstats, GeoIP, Reverse Proxy, improvements for the existing modules.
Added: minimal desktop with web browser integrated, as standard.
Because the Christmas is coming, I think I will write a letter to Santa with my wishes:
I wish that NethServer to be one of the best distribution for BUSINESS servers in 2016!
For this, I wish some features like:
1. Delivery Status Notification (DSN)
2. Mailgraph, AWstats
4. Reverse Proxy
5. Improvements for …
Just my opinion.
Who wants to write to Santa?