The Metabase System has a Client/Server architecture and thus has a very sophisticated end-user interface and embedded metadata processing capabilities.
The Metabase System can run natively over an over the client's Intranet, or, through Thin@, over the Internet
The Metabase System has been tested under most versions of Windows. A note details the Windows OS versions.
When the Metabase System is installed on a Windows Server O/S. The Metabase databases can operate through Linux or Unix.
This approach gives you a Client/Server Win-Win distributed access over both the intra-net and Internet.