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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RE[6]: Comment by Brynet
by bfr99 on Mon 28th Mar 2011 02:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Brynet"
bfr99
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So Joe SixPack has to choose between pleasant effective software and hardware systems from Apple today but subjects himself to the hypothetical danger that Apple might perform some nefarious act in the future. I think his choice is obvious, its no wonder the market has spoken quite loudly in Apple's favor.

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