Samba: Less Important Because Windows is Less Important

Any change within Samba is major news in free software, especially for system administrators who face coordinating multiple servers that run different operating systems. Although Allison notes that “we’re less important than we used to be, because essentially Windows is less important,” Samba remains the key component for interaction between different versions of Windows on one hand, and Linux, BSD variants, Solaris, AIX, and other Unix-based systems on the other.