Linux Journal: It's a Cross Platform, All Right!
Jun 20, 2004, 16:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"As many of you know, Microsoft Windows remains a part of the
average business IT department. Many of us must be able to exchange
information between Windows and Linux. For example, somehow you
convinced management to let you run Linux on your workstations
instead of Windows. Maybe you are using your own notebook. Whatever
the reason, you now are going to have to deal with the Windows
workgroup or domain and the appropriate shared files and printers.
Although Jon in accounting isn't particularly fond of his Windows
XP box, many important files are shared from that machine, files
that are shared in the network neighborhood.
"You might ask yourself how easy it is to take advantage of the
network neighborhood. This is an interesting question considering
how many file and print servers out there aren't running Windows
but Linux, providing the file sharing experience through