Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows "I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but Windows 7 shipped around the same time I got married, and it includes a fascinating new technology called HomeGroup. Its goal is really simple: get all your home computers sharing documents, media, and printers with each other, in a way that is both secure and straightforward. But Microsoft also has a deeper aim here: they're trying to finally kill off the decrepit NetBIOS technology that's at the heart of most Windows sharing problems. So let's have a look at HomeGroup and the technologies involved that make it work. And just to keep things interesting, we'll compare HomeGroup with what Mac OS X offers."
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What about the non-homegroup stuff.
by Kasi on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 03:47 UTC
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2008-07-12

If you have a heterogeneous network with Windows 7 machines, some XP machines, and a few Ubuntu boxes what happens?

Do the windows 7 machines share to each other using homegroup over IPv6, and then simultaneously communicate with the rest using CIFS over IPv4? Or do they default to just network topology using CIFS over IPv4?

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