[LUNI] How is freenas different than a linux with samba?
maney at two14.net
Sat Sep 2 09:43:03 CDT 2006
On Sat, Sep 02, 2006 at 09:18:31AM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> I was just reading over www.freenas.org. I'm curious how is a NAS
> device any different than running <distro> with samba and nfs installed?
It's the applicance trope: it does so much less, and is therefore so
much simpler to setup and manage... provided the specific thing the
appliance does is all you need done. Sort of like an iPod versus
carrying around a laptop to run an mp3 player. :-)
Remember the refrain: We always build on the past;
the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past,
but we have lost that ideal. -- Lawrence Lessig
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