On 5/05/2009, at 7:40 PM, hahmed wrote:

I came into this because I'm making a presentation about the different
Linux Administration Tools like Webmin. But I found out that there
isn't one worth mentionning.There was Linuxconf but now it's
deprecated (am I right?) , yast2 for Suse and COAS (which is
deprecated also).

There is the eBox Platform which is fairly new and Ubuntu-centric at the moment:
http://ebox-platform.com/

Unlike Webmin it abstract service management to a higher level.
e.g. Rather than configuring Samba you define your "File Sharing" needs and eBox makes the relevant Samba configuration changes.

It is a completely different way of approaching the configuration problem that has its pros and cons depending on your environment and needs.


David