Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows "I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but Windows 7 shipped around the same time I got married, and it includes a fascinating new technology called HomeGroup. Its goal is really simple: get all your home computers sharing documents, media, and printers with each other, in a way that is both secure and straightforward. But Microsoft also has a deeper aim here: they're trying to finally kill off the decrepit NetBIOS technology that's at the heart of most Windows sharing problems. So let's have a look at HomeGroup and the technologies involved that make it work. And just to keep things interesting, we'll compare HomeGroup with what Mac OS X offers."
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RE: Complexity
by Drumhellar on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 09:14 UTC in reply to "Complexity"
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It sounds like you're speaking from the perspective of someone that thinks all aspects of networking should be immediately self-apparent, or that ease of use for the un-informed should trump security, reliability, consistency, and manageability.

Networking can be difficult for people that can't be bothered to take the time to learn a little bit, but it is quite simple and extremely useful to those who do take the time to understand a little bit about how it works.

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