Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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sbergman27
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2005-07-24

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Personally I've much better things to do with my life than screw with configuring a rebadged SMB
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This comparison page:

http://tinyurl.com/3aluny

at linux-nfs.org, no less, is somewhat less dismissive of CIFS.

Don't forget the extensions that make it integrate nicely with posix filesystem semantics, and the other things it brings to the table, like file locking that actually works, oplocks, and real posix acls.

I see no compelling advantages to any of the NFS versions, including v4, over CIFS for a Linux environment. In fact, CIFS is arguably a better fit for Linux than is NFS. And I see big advantages for a mixed environment.

By that I don't necessarily mean a mix of Windows and Linux... but a mix of pretty much any OSes and platforms one might have a need to support.

I was resistant to this line of thinking, at first. But then I realized that I was letting my bias against Microsoft effect my rational judgment.

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