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02.09.07

All is Well at Samba, Interoperability Challenges Addressed, Without Novell

Posted in Boycott Novell, Interoperability, Interview, Samba at 11:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Samba was one of the first major projects to openly protest against the Novell/Microsoft deal. A recent review suggests that Samba continues its vibrant development work. An overview follows.

Linux administrators need not fear using Microsoft Active Directory (AD) with Linux server distributions like SUSE and Red Hat, says Samba developer Gerald Carter. With the new Samba4′s help, marrying AD and Linux will give admins “a single point to choke for authorizing who does what.”

Meanwhile, Jeremy Allison talks about the deal in yet another interview.

LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit speaker Jeremy Allison explains some tricky details of Linux/Windows interoperability, what the Novell/Microsoft deal really does for interoperability, and a vision for a future easy-to-administer network filesystem.

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