Why Samba is one of my favorite Linux apps

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One of my favorite open-source applications is Samba. For me, it, and not Apache, is the Linux "killer" server app that I use all the time.

That's because at my home office -- with its score of PCs and half-dozen servers -- I run a mix of servers running Linux, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003. I also consult from time to time, and most of my work is with similar networks or Windows networks on their way to becoming Linux server-based LANs.

For these situations, Samba is invaluable.

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