[Samba] Samba vs Windows SAK

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Mar 17 22:11:39 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 05:45, erx wrote:
> Has anyone seen this:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Embedded/sak/evaluation/compare/advantage.asp
> And has anyone from the Samba team posted a response? It seems like some of
> the information presented there is contrary to what I know about Samba.

When that paper was written, it was actually relatively accurate.  The
thing I enjoyed most about it was the fact that we now had a very nicely
packaged 'todo' list.

As JHT points out, we are pretty well finished on getting that TODO list

Other items on the list came down to 'too much choice v MS picks it for
you', and still others picked out things that really were just plain
silly - like the different AC v LT quotas (that mess was insane!).

Finally, there is one point that they make well:

If you are a vendor, and you chose Samba, you have the costs of
integrating it into your environment - but they neglect to mention that
you also have the opportunity to integrate it into your environment -
not integrate your environment into it!

(This is what makes a Samba NAS more than a rack-mounted Windows install

Andrew Bartlett
Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
http://samba.org     http://build.samba.org     http://hawkerc.net
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