Linux users have pondered: “Wouldn’t it be nice to just grab Zimbra software via repositories?”
There was just so much positive feedback over Zimbra Desktop Beta 3 (with over 900 new members to the forums last month!) we thought that Ubuntu 32-bit users should be able to grab it easily. (64-bit support is coming soon)
This brings Zimbra Desktop’s easy setup against ZCS, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL and any other IMAP/POP accounts to the huge Ubuntu community – letting them take mail, contacts, calendars, tasks, documents, and briefcase items offline and sync whatever actions they may take when they’re reconnected.
sudo synaptic (As you’re read this it’s being added to Applications > Add/Remove.)
Enable the third party packages in settings > repositories.
Reload, search for “Zimbra”, and away you go. (same as a sudo apt-get install zdesktop)
Once downloaded, start via Applications > Internet:
Many thanks to the Canonical Team for showcasing us on their frontpage: ubuntu.com/news/zimbra-desktop
Not using Ubuntu? It’s cross-platform for other Linux variants, as well as Windows and Mac – grab it here.
You may ask: “What about the entirety of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite Server in Ubuntu or other repositories?” We can’t say one way or the other at this point – but think of this as a harmonious step.