[Samba] [Slightly OT] Mac and Samba

Rubin Bennett rbennett at thatitguy.com
Wed May 21 13:01:50 GMT 2008

Hello all...
I have a question that is outside the realm of my experience but that
has come up several times recently.

I have a mixed network (some Macs, some PCs) that needs a server.  I'm
going through the standard process of deciding between Samba and a
Windows domain controller, my strong preference being to install
Linux/Samba server.  The sticking point seems to be that the Mac users
need to be able to run Access and Quickbooks, recent versions, neither
of which are ported to the Mac as I understand it.

So my question is this:  When faced with this situation, what do folks
out there do?  Install a Terminal server of some flavor (out of reach
for this tiny non-profit)?  Or is there some simple thing I could do
that would bridge the gap in a cost effective and reasonably easy to
administer way?

Thanks very much in advance,
Rubin Bennett
RB Technologies
rbennett at thatitguy.com

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary security deserve neither liberty nor safety"
  --Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

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