Christian Egle writes: "Open-Xchange today announced a new "Out of the box" email and collaboration software integrating Ubuntu 6.06. The package called Open-Xchange Express Edition is designed for small- and medium-sized businesses and offers a complete email and collaboration solution in one simple installation package. The installation process involves a series of basic questions that guide the administrator to a fully functional server. There is no requirement to install an operating system, a database, Apache server, anti-virus, anti-spam or backup/recovery, and there is no requirement to know Linux. Maintenance is easy because there is a built-in system updater that handles the operating system, middleware, application and utilities. The AJAX-based web interface provides drag and drop in all views, right-click menus, context driven ribbons and icons, shared calendars, contacts, tasks and documents.