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Vista 7 Crashes on Certain Hardware, Stifles Samba Compatibility

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Summary: Vista 7 has more of the same problems as its predecessor, Windows Vista, namely issues with compatibility

THE reality behind Vista 7 continues to unfold. Some weeks ago we showed that Intel P55 chipsets are not playing nice with Vista 7, which sometimes leads to freezes [1, 2]. More Intel issues are appearing, which completely prevent upgrades:

Windows 7 upgrades fail because of Intel driver



MICROSOFT MUST BE FURIOUS after software upgrades from Vista to Windows 7 failed on some machines because they had an Intel storage driver.

[...]

When people try to upgrade they get a an error messsage: "\$windows.~bt\windows\system32\drivers\iastor.sys. Status: 0xc0000359. Windows failed to load because a critical system driver is missing or corrupt."


Compatibility issues, eh? It's just like Vista all over again. Microsoft has also managed to break Samba compatibility/interoperability, according to the following report.

This time, with Windows 7, only half of Samba stops working.


It was the same with Vista (maybe worse), but Microsoft is now obliged by the EU not to mess things up.

Free Software Daily summarises this article by saying that "Bringing Windows 7 clients into your Linux network is exactly what the fine Samba server is made for. But every Windows release comes with new interop roadblocks, and Windows 7 is no exception. Charlie Schluting shows how to get past the latest ones."

Jeremy Allison's recent Samba powwow with the SFLC covers some of these issues that are associated with compatibility, as well as great revelations and insights. When Jeremy Allison spoke to FLOSS Weekly two years ago, he said that had heard Microsoft tells its programmers to “f*ck with Samba”. In the newer show from last week he sets apart programmers and managers.



"What we are trying to do is use our server control to do new protocols and lock out Sun and Oracle specifically"

--Bill Gates

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