YES Linux Product Description

Arthur Copeland

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1. Overview
2. Features and Benefits
3. System Requirements
4. FAQ: Here are a list of Frequently asked questions
5. Glossary

1. Overview

An upheaval has been taking place in the business world since the advent of the Internet. To take advantage of all that the Internet brings to a company s bottomline, large, well funded organizations often times have an Information Technology Department, whose charter it is, to set up a web presence, secure it, monitor it and maintain it. But this begs the question: How do Small and Home Owned (SOHO) businesses compete in this environment?

The answer is simple with an installation of YES Linux! Here's why:

SOHO have a harder time being profitable and getting their business online; what is termed, as mentioned above, a web presence . Then once their business is online, the challenge becomes one of exposure and getting customers to see value in what their business has to offer verses the larger companies with whom they compete. Because most SOHO have minimal or limited capital to invest, compared to there larger competitors, that was the motivation for developing YES Linux and offering it at an unheard of low price.

The challenge for YES Technology Association was to build a suite of low cost to free products and services (P&S) that are all inter-communicating and specifically designed for the needs of SOHO. And they have succeeded in doing so. The P&S must be able to be used either online or off line. This is because there are a lot of SOHO that aren't ready to be online but are interested in using the product, and YES will work efficiently in either environment.

YES Linux allows SOHO for the first time to be able to compete with larger corporations without having to have a large financial investment into an IT Staff. It allows SOHO to focus on making their business succeed and not on the technology to run their business. And it levels the playing field when it comes to doing business on the Internet and competing with any and all that do.

2. Features and Benefits

These are some of features and benefits that are provided:

  • Easy Installation

  • Microsoft Windows and Apple Compatible

  • Professional Backups

  • Unlimited Email Addresses

  • Secure Website

  • Secure Web server

  • Secure Email Server

  • J2EE Application Server

  • Firewall

  • Web based email

  • Website, Email, and System Statistics

  • SPAM Filtering

  • WebDav

  • Microsoft .NET Compatible

  • Web Brower Server Administration

  • Extensive Third Party Application

Benefits of running and using YES Linux, are that it allows SOHO to focus on their business not on the Technology that runs their business. It does this with a very low investment, while providing the capability for high financial return. By providing all of the Services in a single YES Linux solution, SOHO can start to cancel some of their external costs. Examples of such services are Website Housing, and Email Address Housing . What this provides is the ability to quickly and easily to switch to another Internet Service Provider ISP should the need arise. Such would be the case, say, if their current ISP went out of business or for any other reason. With an installation of YES Linux, SOHO can easily manage their web business with the security and confidence that they know where all of their business data resides. Therefore the SOHO are empowered to make the decision based on their needs and not the needs of the ISP.

3. System Requirements

  • Any i686 class machine. This machine will be dedicated to the task of running the SOHO business. Recommended AMD Athlon, AMD Duron, Intel Pentium or Intel Celeron

  • RAM Minimum 128MB, Recommended 256MB

  • Broadband Internet connection - Cable, DSL or Satellite

  • Static IP - (Preferred not mandatory)

  • One Ethernet Card

  • Disk Space Minimum 4GB, Recommended at least 6GB

  • CDRom for installation

  • Any Monitor

  • Any Graphics card

  • Mouse not required

  • Sound card not required

4. FAQ: Here are a list of Frequently asked questions

Q: What does YES Linux compare to?

A: YES Linux is comparable to either Microsoft Small Business Server 2000-2003 which sells for $1499.99 or Apple MacOSX Server which sells for $999.99.

Q: Are there any third party applications that are compatible with YES Linux or are we locked into only using YES Linux tools.

A: Since we are completely compatible RedHat 9.0. You can use any one of those platform compliant applications on YES Linux. Some examples of such applications are the ability to add Fax Server capability to YES Linux, User SPAM filtering, or Anti- Virus.

5. Glossary

YES - YES Linux. An appliance capable of running any SOHO company cost effectively and efficiently. All with being financially feasible.

YEA - YES Linux Authorized Administrator. This is an entity that has been certified by YES Technology Association as capable of installing and administering YES Linux.

IT - Information Technology. This is a department in a company that specializes in computers and technology. They allow a company to advance their technological capabilities. In other words the company does not have to focus on technology and not just their business.

P&S - Product and Services

RAM - Random Access Memory. This is the name for the Memory in your machine. For example 128MB of memory

MB - Mega Byte 1MB = 1,000,000Bytes. A unit of measurement. Usually used when describing memory or hard drives.

GB - Giga Byte, 1GB = 1000 MB. A unit of measurement. Usually used when describing memory or hard drives.

Mhz - Mega Hertz. A unit of measurement that is the clock speed of the computer and therefore, the speed of a computer. The greater the number the faster the computer.

ISP - Internet Service Provider. This is the company that provides the physical connection to the Internet.