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Computerworld New Zealand: GlidePath Drops Samba, Returns to Windows

Jul 19, 2005, 19:00 (16 Talkback[s])
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"Glidepath, an Auckland-based maker of airport baggage-handling machinery, reports mixed success with its venture into open source. After eight months of bad experiences with a Samba fileserver, the company returned to Microsoft Windows.

"Problems centred chiefly on the cost and availability of support, says IT manger Ricky Williscroft. 'We had no in-house skills so we had to outsource our support and it was hard to get,' he says. The server did not integrate well with Microsoft Active Directory, files locked up and on a few occasions the whole server collapsed, Williscroft says..."

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