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What username and password should I use to log into Zentyal?
Any system account belonging to the admin group is allowed to log into Zentyal web interface. If you installed using the Zentyal installer, the user and password you were asked during the first stage of the installation will work. If you need to add an other user to the admin group, just execute sudo adduser username admin. On Ubuntu admin members have sudo privileges by default.
Will be possible to upgrade from eBox 1.4 to Zentyal 2.0?
eBox 1.4 was based on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 and Zentyal 2.0 is based on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04. Although in the past we have provided upgrade paths between minor versions of eBox, this is a major revision with a major change in the underlaying Ubuntu system and we can't guarantee that a system upgrade will work. Our recommendation it's to make a backup of your data (including users and group on LDAP) and restore it on a new fresh Zentyal installation. If you find any problem during this process you can always ask for help in the Community Forum or ask for Zentyal Professional Support.
Why did you drop eGroupware? And why did you choose Zarafa as groupware replacement?
eGroupware was removed from Debian and Ubuntu repositories some months before our release. We tried to maintain by ourselves eGroupware packages but we found many issues and we realized that it was very difficult to maintain them in a good shape during the whole release life cycle. Despite we asked our community for help maintaining a working eGroupware version nobody stepped forward.
In our commitment to integrate the best applications to make Zentyal the best Linux small business server, we wanted a groupware application with all the features you can expect from this kind of software: mail client, contacts, calendar, tasks and mobile synchronization. Dropping eGroupware wasn't an easy decision but we were not confident enough to maintain and support it during the next release life cycle. A lot of feedback was received on which options we could adopt to replace eGroupware, getting most comments two of them: Zimbra and Zarafa.
After analyzing both of them, finally we chose Zarafa because it can be fully integrated with other Zentyal components whereas Zimbra is more an appliance by itself and more difficult to work with existing mail and LDAP components. Also Zarafa is already packaged for Ubuntu and included in Canonical partner repository. Additionally, we already have a good experience with Zarafa as we made an experimental integration for a customer and they are very happy with the features and reliability that offers.
For those who like more Zimbra, we haven't forgot about Zimbra and with some community members collaboration we will publish a Zimbra integration with Zentyal HOWTO soon.
And for the ones who want to keep eGroupware, we are not deleting ebox-egroupware as a package, we are only dropping the official support for it. If you want to use it and you can live with it, go ahead, it's still in our 2.0-contrib repository and will be there at least until the next major release. See the Installation Guide for more info about how to install it.