configuration question

Tom.Williams at Tom.Williams at
Thu Sep 27 10:57:04 GMT 2001



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"Conlan Adams" <conlan.adams at>
Sent by: samba-admin at
09/27/01 10:00 AM
Please respond to conlan.adams

        To:     <cmedik13 at>, <samba at>
        Subject:        RE: configuration question

Samba is made for emulating the Windows file sharing system.  Not the 
windows system itself.  For  your uses, I would suggest WINE or Win4Lin... 
 both are available and can be located easily by use of a search engine 
such as
-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 12:45 PM
To: samba at
Subject: configuration question

I am a Firefighter and I am currently working on a project to educate the 
public on Safety such as fire safety and evacuation procedures. I have 
come up with a information program which is presented on a computer 
located in strategic public places.
The education program is in a windows format call astound, The computer is 
unattended and the program interacts with the public. I would like to use 
a linux base OS because of its stability. I think Samba 2 may be my 
       1 Can Samba run the astound program full screen with samba and 
linux running in the background?
        2 Will samba be able to run AVI, Mpeg and animated gif files
        3.Can I configure the system so that when you turn on the computer 
that the astound program startup automatically?
        4.If these answer is possible which linux operating system should 
I use and how would I go about in doing this?
Thank you for your time
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