José Antonio Calvo has announced the availability of the first release candidate for Zentyal 3.0, an Ubuntu-based server distribution for small and medium-sized businesses: "The Zentyal development team is proud to announce that you can now download the Zentyal 3.0-rc1 installer for testing. This is the first release candidate for the 3.0 stable series - the next stable Zentyal server version, Zentyal 3.0, will be published on the 13th of September. This version comes already with all the Zentyal 3.0 features. From now on, all the focus will be on bug fixing, polishing details and also preparing the migration process from 2.2 to 3.0. Changes: brand new look & feel of the user interface; new Samba module; improvements in Zarafa...."
Zentyal (formerly eBox Platform) is a unified network server that offers easy and efficient computer network administration for small and medium-size businesses. It can act as a gateway, an infrastructure manager, a unified threat manager, an office server, a unified communication server or a combination of them. These functionalities are tightly integrated, automating most tasks, avoiding mistakes and saving time for system administrators. Zentyal is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and runs on top of Ubuntu.