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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Actually, Vista had those major rewrites and was one of the worst selling versions of Windows of all time. Windows 7 improved on those rewrites and "got it right" resulting in being one of the best selling versions of Windows of all time.

No, all Windows 7 did was actually finish the job; GDI acceleration should have been something in Windows Vista rather than it being held off till the next version. What you're talking about has nothing to do with re-writing and everything to do with Microsoft not finishing the job properly. They were in a situation that either the hold it back for another 6 months and risk the thing turning into vapourware or just getting the damn thing out the door asap.

Where is the evidence that Apple's implementation of SMB2 will be 'feature incomplete'?

Rewrites that are done with only internal testing very often break when tested by the larger public. (Look at OsX 10.0 for the best proof that Apples rewrites can be very crappy)

Mac OS X 10.0 was never designed for mass consumption - it was to get it out the door, that is why they offered a free upgrade to 10.1, that is why they offered dual boot configurations. Apple realised that 10.0 was 'work in progress' and hence they never thrusted it upon people - end users always had the option of going with Mac OS 9 if they wanted and many did go that route until 10.1 was released 6 months after 10.0 was released.

Edited 2011-03-27 04:52 UTC

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