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Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Hardware News |

Linux Kernel 3.7 and Samba 4 come loaded with new features

Linux Kernel 3.7 and Samba 4 come loaded with new features

Today finally reach the final versions of 3.7 and the network stack and connectivity 4.0, both with important new features that make it a recommended update.

Linux Kernal 3.7
At 10 weeks the release of Linux Kernel 3.6 , debuts the new Linux Kernel 3.7, which brings important new features such as support for ARM architecture, released in microprocessors Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 , NAT for IPv6, better support Intel GPUs, Nvidia and AMD, improved performance for the btrfs file system, improved virtualization in ARM microprocessors, among many other innovations .

Samba 4
is the conclusion of 10 years of work, which comes six years after the release of Samba 3. Among the major improvements we mention Samba 4 supports Microsoft (can act as both client and server Active Directory domains), becoming a very attractive improvement, while allowing many organizations to save from $ 501 to infinity in Microsoft Windows Server licenses.

Among its other improvements have SMB (Microsoft Server Message Block) 2.1, (which adds the ability to deploy clusters as a single file server), Python Scripting Interface, among other innovations .

Links:
Linux 3.7 arrives (The H Open)
Samba 4 arrives with full Active Directory support (The Register)

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