The development team of Zentyal, the Linux small business server previously know as eBox Platform, is glad to announce the availability of the first release with the new name! The Zentyal 2.0-rc1 that is now available for download, is the first release candidate before the final 2.0 version.
Naturally the main visible change since the last eBox 1.5-1 installer is the rebranding associated with the new name, but there are also two other important changes. Firstly, there has been a switch from blackbox to lxde to provide a more friendly desktop environment for non-expert users. Secondly, as already announced, eGroupware is no longer maintained so it has not been included in this installer. If you wish, it is still possible to install eGroupware from the official repositories, but you should take into account that it will be replaced soon. As to other changes and improvements, this version of course also ships all the bugfixing that has been done since the last release.
As the release date approaches (September 1st), your help in testing this release candidate and giving feedback is more important than ever. So, it’s testing time! We’re waiting for your feedback at the Forum!