Ubuntu and Windows can work together on a network of course, using winbind and samba. But Ubuntu doesn’t come that way and the configuration of Samba needs some work to make it happen.
I’ve got my systems all file sharing now, but it took some doing since I’m not a Samba expert.
There has been much bad-mouthing of Vista in the press… A continuous low hum in the blogs and podcasts that Vista is terrible. With no data and no references. Well here is some data. A list of products that work just fine on Vista.
Here is a list of products that do not support Vista x64. This is shameful for several reasons:
- Vista is the currently shipping OS and x64 is the “Ultimate” expression of that OS.
- Vista x64 is the second generation of x64 OSs, so it is hardly brand-new and the requirements for supporting the system are well known
- Most medium to high end systems are x64 capable.
- Most high end system support as much as 4GB of memory.
- One can only make use of 4GB of memory with an x64 edition OS. With an x86 edition one only can address 2.7 or 3.5GB of memory depending on the hardware available. See this Alienware Support post.
When settings files are transferred as part of a program update, it may be interesting to assure that the files are not corrupted, or changed in such a way that the program is compromised. One can do this with XML Signatures.
Trying to build an XML Signing application using the XMLSecurity Library.
Using Visual Studio 2005, and Windows Forms.
And also eventually Ubuntu 7.10 with KDEV. [not started yet]