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The Register: Updated Samba one less reason for buying Windows

Apr 19, 2001, 00:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

Andrew Orlowski argues that Samba 2.2 has one tangible benefit that makes it worth a download: Samba makes Microsoft Client Access Licenses -- mandatory for printing and basic file sharing in a Microsoft environment -- redundant:

"CALs are a piece of tollbooth revenue that Microsoft has been singularly reluctant to drop. It's pretty much regarded as sacred, in fact: even Citrix thin clients are obliged to pay the Windows CAL tax."

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