[Samba] Is samba right for me?

Cain, Marc mcain at sccd.ctc.edu
Wed Mar 17 14:35:52 MDT 2010

As a career move I don't see any reason why you shouldn't / couldn't learn both.  Couldn't hurt, would increase your knowledge base and extend your resume/options. 

On Mar 17, 2010, at 1:08 PM, Chris wrote:

> I am currently a college student looking for ways to prepare myself for any
> Server Administration job once I get out of college.
> I've been going back and worth between Freenode IRC channels (#linux and
> ##windows) trying to decide what to learn.
> On one hand, we have Windows Server 2008 R2, people in #linux keep on
> telling me to just go ahead and use it because "samba can't provide
> everything Server 2008 R2 does."
> The more and more I read up on Samba (especially Samba4; which I realize
> isn't going to be released stable for a while) it feels like it
> *can*provide all the features Server 2008 R2 does.
> Can you do a bit of myth debunking for me?
> Would you suggest samba for managing Windows clients (any other tools you
> can recommend in addition?)
> I really would like to use Samba + Linux because of the cost of ownership
> and the open-source community, I just want to make sure it's up to par with
> Server 2008 R2s offerings.
> Thank you so much for your time!
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