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September 22, 2009
by sjvn01
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The SMB Blues

SMB (Server Message Block) is the network protocol glue that binds together many file and print servers and clients for Windows and Linux, but it’s recently been running into some trouble. First, Microsoft’s proprietary take on it, SMB2, has real … Continue reading

February 21, 2008
by sjvn01
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Microsoft Spins Legal Defeat into PR Fool`s Gold

If you didn’t know what was really behind Microsoft’s open standards and source promises, it might sound like Microsoft was making real changes. You’ve got to give Microsoft credit for gall. They take a crunching defeat at the hands of … Continue reading