Microsoft contributes open-source code to Samba

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by elapsed, Nov 2, 2011.

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  1. elapsed

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    In fact, it was Samba on Linux that took Linux from being an edge server, used for Web serving and e-mail, to being an infrastructure server. With Samba, Linux delivers the bread and butter of file and print serving that every business needs in millions of companies.

    Since Samba began in 1992, Microsoft has been well, less than happy, with its server rival. But, every since Microsoft lost an anti-trust case in the European Union and was forced to open its network protocols to Samba in 2007, Microsoft has ever so slowly been getting along better with Samba.

    All this for a dead system called LINUX :D
     
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