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Samba 4 Hits Alpha Status, But 2008 Release Unlikely

Mar 05, 2008, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pam Derringer)

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"Are you curious about Samba 4, the ambitious new version of the open source program that provides an interface between Linux and Unix print and file servers and Microsoft Windows clients? As of last month, version 4.0.0alpha2 is available for download, and Samba team authentication developer Andrew Bartlett is encouraging others to play around with the release and report the findings.

"'I work better and faster on real problems,' said Bartlett in a telephone interview from Melbourne, Australia. 'If administrators start trying things out and providing feedback, it allows me to be much more focused rather than a general approach...'"

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