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

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 127.0.0.1] on December 17, 2007 06:22 AM
"I tried to stick a Mercedes-Benz engine inside a Toyota car, and it doesn't fit!!!"
How surprising.

A lot of people have said it already: TOTALLY WRONG APPROACH!
Start from the servers, look for open standard products that can substitute what you currently have, and fully support mixed Windows/Linux clients.
OpenVPN, Asterisk, Samba, NFS, Citadel/Zimbra/Kolab. Whatever.

You first need to migrate your services to get out of your current vendor lock-in. THEN you can start migrating clients.

Going the other way is guaranteed to give you all those headaches.

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