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The Ever Cunning Linux Dances the Samba

Oct 25, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"TCP/IP, the lingua franca of the Internet, was developed on UNIX systems. As such, Linux has benefited from this heritage by naturally fitting in to any TCP/IP network. Yet, sometimes you still need to deal with computers whose operating system has distinctly non-TCP/IP legacy networking components. A case in point is sharing your printer to Windows users.

"And this is something reasonable to do; sharing a single printer among all the computers in your household or workplace--irrespective of their operating system--can save money and add convenience..."

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