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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GPLv3
by vtolkov on Sat 26th Mar 2011 03:04 UTC
vtolkov
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2006-07-26

Obviously, it is scary to rely on GPLv3, so Apple will try to replace all GPLv3 software eventually. XCode 4 uses LLVM already, dumping Gnu compilers, Samba is next. And existing Samba is damn slow, comparing with Windows built-in networking, so I'm glad it will be replaced, hope it will be faster.

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