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[7]: Comment by Brynet
by oiaohm on Mon 28th Mar 2011 03:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Brynet"
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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.


Also Joe SixPack has spoken quite clearly for Android and MS Windows as well. Of course its simple to forget that.

Problem here with Apple app store I am not talking about hypothetical disagreements. There is already software missing from there due to possible competition to Apple products.

Really in a lot of areas Linux designs for desktop usage had not been bothered about. Linux world would caught on the back foot when the first Linux netbooks took off. Since then lot of work has been going on sorting out internal design issues.

Edited 2011-03-28 03:56 UTC

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