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eWeek: Why Use Windows Server When You Can Samba?

Oct 01, 2003, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Sick and tired of paying Microsoft Software Assurance/Licensing 6 prices for Windows file/print services? If that's you, you should learn to do the latest Samba 3 file/print server dance from the Samba Team.

"Samba is a well-known, open-source drop-in replacement for Microsoft's Server Message Block (SMB)/Common Internet File System (CIFS) powered file and print services. The newest version, Samba 3, is just out, and it works better than ever with Active Directory.

"NT administrators who are facing expensive upgrade choices as Microsoft plans to stop supporting NT 4 server with its domain-based networking on Dec. 31, 2004, should look carefully at Samba..."

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