InfoWorld: LinuxWorld Expo and its attendees have a lot to say — about Windows NT

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“Ironically, I think I have learned more about Windows NT at
this show than I have about Linux. Windows NT is on everyone’s
lips, though what’s coming out of their mouths usually isn’t
flattering. Many Linux newbies at the booths mentioned that they
are investigating Linux specifically because of their
disenchantment with NT. Others came to learn how to integrate Linux
into their NT-dominated enterprise.”

“Jeremy Allison, one of the lead developers for the Samba
Team,addressed the latter group in his talk on how to use Samba to
integrate Linux into an NT network. Samba is an open-source product
that adds native NT file and print services to Linux (it actually
runs on a broad range of Unix flavors, including Solaris and

“The obvious advantage of running Samba instead of NT is that
Samba and Unix are virtually crash-proof. And recent benchmarks
have demonstrated that Samba can run NT file and print services as
much as 250 percent faster than Windows NT itself.”

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