Other than the two supported Linux distributions (RHEL & SUSE Enterprise), is there any FREE alternatives suitable for Windows Server 2008 R2 + Hyper-V environment, which has the following purposes?
- Web Server
- Mail Server (POP + SMTP)
- FTP Server
- File Server
Also, I would like to ask, if Microsoft said not supporting Linux distributions other than RHEL & SUSE Enterprise, will other Linux distributions like Ubuntu Server edition and Debian be supported in later stage? Does anyone know what is the reason behind not supporting other Linux distributions (solely business consideration?) ?