Can Linux-based Collax Replace Microsoft Small Business Server?

With the release of Collax Business Server (CBS), Microsoft's Small Business Server 2003 (SBS) is starting to look a little like France in 1940, with Germany amassing troops on the border, readying invasion.

Collax has made it no secret that it intends to battle Microsoft for the small business server market and is aggressively seeking soldiers in the form of solution providers.

And with the recall and delay of the R2 upgrade to SBS, Microsoft now lacks the re-enforcements it needs to strengthen its line, creating an even more tempting target for Collax.

Analogies aside, VARs will become the deciding factor in Collax's success.