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Thread: can u use linux and win on same network

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    can u use linux and win on same network

    im just wondering if u can use linux as server and win as station?
    should it be better to use linux since the stations are older computers?

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    I thought that money didn't matter?

    You can use Linux, but I seriously doubt that you are up to configuring it. It's easier to configure Win2000.
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    From a windows standpoint, you would be losing out on a lot of features that a windows server and workstation network would have. you couldn't use active directory, group policies, or anything else specific to windows networks.

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    Originally posted by Midknyte
    couldn't use group policies, or anything else specific to windows networks.
    I just wanted to say I have set up Samba to be a Domian controller. My Linux box operates like a Windows NT 4 PC when viewed from a windows box. It does import system policies which are similar to Group Policy except not as advanced. Even printer sharing and drive mappings work perfectly.

    I agree it would be easier to configure a real windows server, but Samba is getting better all the time.
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