Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Nov 2002 09:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN This past year has been a breakthrough for Sun for both their Linux and Solaris products. The most intriguing news of all is possibly the challenge Sun poses to Microsoft with their Desktop Initiative announced a couple of months ago. We spoke to Bill Moffitt, Product Line Manager of the Solaris Lifecycle, about Linux, the desktop and Solaris. Update: Bill Moffitt replies on our forums.
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Network File Systems
by Craig Ringer on Wed 20th Nov 2002 11:37 UTC

>>A corp desktop needs seemless SMB print and file sharing >>support.
>Yes, and no. It certanly should have better support SMB, for >easy intergration in Microsoft networks.
>However SMB is not the way to go if its an all Linux/*nix >network. SMB is ugly, and there are far better things out >there.

CIFS, for one. Sure, its all icky with MS goo but it is standard and kicks SMB out of the water. Plus, its properly supported by MS gear which can be handy in a hetrognous network or during migration.

NFSv{2,3} MUST DIE. I don't know enough about NFSv4 yet but unless it supports good crypto and real authentication it can go stuff itsself too.

There are other interesting possibilites coming up too - AFS, etc. We shall see.