Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2012 22:52 UTC
Linux Miguel de Icaza: "To sum up: (a) First dimension: things change too quickly, breaking both open source and proprietary software alike; (b) incompatibility across Linux distributions. This killed the ecosystem for third party developers trying to target Linux on the desktop. You would try once, do your best effort to support the 'top' distro or if you were feeling generous 'the top three' distros. Only to find out that your software no longer worked six months later. Supporting Linux on the desktop became a burden for independent developers." Mac OS X came along to scoop up the Linux defectors.
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RE[3]: Comment by miscz
by trev on Thu 30th Aug 2012 19:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by miscz"
trev
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2006-11-22

We tested this on 10.5 and 10.6 and saw very poor performance (10% or less what the windows or linux clients were getting). Googling OSX and CIFS performance I see many others with similar issues. We tested this about 1.5 years ago, asked OSX people, googled, etc. with no luck. It seems there are some proposed solutions here so maybe things are getting better now: http://www.macwindows.com/snowleopard-filesharing.html#030311b They sure were not usable when we looked at it and doco on OSX solutions was VERY sparse (you could find lots of people complaining about it but little to no resolutions to the issue).

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