[ubuntu-uk] Leaflets [long reply]

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Sun May 6 14:52:45 BST 2007

A major problem with deploying an Ubuntu desktop infrastructure is its
lack of integration into a Windows Active Directory (AD) environment.

Unfortunately AD sits at the heart of user authentication, security,
app deployment and file permissions in most large organisations. Until
Ubuntu supports this better, I can't see many large enterprises
migrating. To do so would require a move from AD which would be costly
even when stacked against savings made from desktop licensing.

I'm not fond of most MS software, but I will give them brownie points
for AD. I've not seen much (or if any) open-source software that
implements the same stuff.


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