Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 26th Mar 2011 02:00 UTC
Mac OS X When you run smbd -V on your Snow Leopard installation, you'll see it's running SAMBA version 3.0.28a-apple. While I'm not sure how much difference the "-apple" makes, version 3.0.28a is old. Very old. In other words, it's riddled with bugs. Apple hasn't updated SAMBA in 3 years, and for Lion, they're dumping it altogether for something homegrown. The reason? SAMBA is now GPLv3.
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hmmm
by TechGeek on Sat 26th Mar 2011 02:28 UTC
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Unless I am missing something, this means that Apple is paying Microsoft for using Linux related technologies. Or they plan on adding this technology to a device that you can't change the software on. Do the iPads have Samba support on them now?

EDIT: Trying to think of what in the GPL3 is making Apple dumpy Samba.

Edited 2011-03-26 02:29 UTC

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