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Enterprise Linux Today: Linuxcare Boosts Linux-Based Printing, Storage In Windows Environments

Jan 24, 2001, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linuxcare has unveiled a set of professional services that help accelerate development and deployment of Linux-based network storage and printing appliances in Windows NT/mixed environments. The new services leverage Linuxcare's deep knowledge of the core Linux operating system and Samba, which provides seamless file and print services to Windows clients using Microsoft's SMB/CIFS protocols."

"As Linux continues to gain acceptance in large organizations, network services that have been available in Unix and NT including file and print capabilities must be architected into the open-source software. Linuxcare's new services build on innovations around the core Linux operating system and the Samba appliance kit, a collection of development programs bundled with Samba. Many of Linuxcare's contributions to these project areas have been accepted into the next versions of Linux and Samba."

"Although Linuxcare's Winbind and Unified File Locking related services represent functionality in forthcoming Linux and Samba versions, its services take immediate advantage of these innovations for printing and storage appliance vendors today."

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