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 MahRain on Sat 26th Mar 2011 10:37 UTC
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Since Apple has licensed and implemented Microsoft Exchange in Snow Leopard and iOS, I'm guessing they'll license some SMB implementation from Microsoft as well for Lion. I take it the Exchange licensing deal was a first step and now Apple is ready to license more from Redmond.

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