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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by leech on Sat 26th Mar 2011 17:17 UTC in reply to "GPLv3"
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It's actually been my experience that the opposite is true. A Windows to Windows copy is slower than a Windows to Linux or even a Linux to Linux (though why you'd use Samba between two Linux machines, I'll never know. It's like some people I know using SMB to communicate between an IBM AS/400 and Linux. Apparently they weren't aware of NFS, or the billion other ways of setting it up.)

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