This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new!

Mixed networks are never seamless

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on December 14, 2007 06:58 PM
The article shows what one user encountered when attempting to use Ubuntu in a Windows network. The user obviously tried many different things and had some success but is running with reduced functionality. This is typical when using a mixed environment. OSX server with Windows clients is not very printer friendly, unless you have good postcript drivers, you'll have to jump through some hoops to make Windows clients print. Windows clients have a difficult time when connecting to NFS, basically not even worth the effort, since stability of XP degrades when connected to NFS (my experience). The smoothest mixed environments are Linux servers with Linux/Mac and Win clients.
15 years of IT speaking : (


Return to Integrating Ubuntu with a Windows-based network is harder than it should be