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Join a Windows Domain From Linux / UNIX Computer Using Samba

An excellent guide; it will give you steps about using Samba server to join to a Windows domain. From the article:

The primary domain controller (PDC) will serve as the password server for the domain. If Samba and winbind services are running, turn them off. I will show you how turn them on after you join to the Windows domain. You should save your files at any point in your "work-in-progress" and restore your originals if you intend to reboot. You should make note of your hard devices listed in your fstab file. Before you start you should ping the server from your intended Linux workstation.

=> Step by Step: Using Samba to join a Windows Domain

GPL version 3 released

After long debate, GPL v3 is here. Richard Stallman's Free Software Foundation launched GPL Version 3 on Friday, 29, 2007 with an eye toward restricting patent actions against free software

One of the early adopters of GPL 3 will be the Samba Server project. Samba is extremely useful for sharing files and printers between UNIX computers and Microsoft Windows computer.

Over the last decade the GPL revolutionized the way software is written and distributed. GPL v3 is supposed to take revolution next level. However Linux is not going to be released under GPL v3.

What's new in GPL 3

Following are few new things in GPL v3.

Say no to DRM

This new version block DRM (digital rights management) shit in all GPL licensed code. For example TiVo set-top box cannot use GPL 3 licensed code.

Say no to Patents

GPL 3 also blocks nasty deals such as Microsoft/Novell agreement.

Sure it will take some time to adopt new license.


=> Read GNU General Public License v3.0

=> Can I modify GNU GPL software for my proprietary software application?

=> GPL Advantages and Disadvantages - Why you should use BSD license

=> Why use GPL version 3 - Why upgrade from GPL 2 to GPL 3?

March 6, 2007 : nixCraft FAQ Roundup

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