Samba Boosts Red Hats Phoebe

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-01-20 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Just before Christmas, Red Hat released the latest beta version of its Red Hat Linux distribution, code-named Phoebe.

Just before Christmas, Red Hat released the latest beta version of its Red Hat Linux distribution, code-named Phoebe.

Phoebe comes packed with all the bleeding-edge packages youd ever want, including a release candidate version of KDE 3.1 and the latest beta version of GNOME 2, as well as a release of Mozilla with support for the font-prettifying Xft built-in.

What really caught my eye, however, was redhat-config-samba, one of the latest additions to Red Hats line of excellent configuration tools. The point of Samba is to make life easier for users looking to share files and network resources with Windows systems, but doing so has traditionally required fiddling with the command line or with crude-looking GUI tools.

As a beta release, Phoebes too rough around the edges for actual deployment, but its certainly worth loading on a spare system. Download it for free from one of Red Hats FTP mirrors listed at redhat.com/download/mirror.html.

 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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