Active Directory Domain on Ubuntu
marianojara at afip.gov.ar
Fri Nov 12 19:01:09 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 10:26 -0800, Mark wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 3:33 AM, Christopher Chan
> <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote:
> > On Friday, November 12, 2010 06:30 PM, Mariano Jara wrote:
> >> On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 08:50 +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
> >>> On Friday, November 12, 2010 06:09 AM, Mariano Jara wrote:
> >> <snip>
> >>> For the home, Ubuntu is fine. For the corporate desktop where there may
> >>> be policies to be enforced and nothing will do it except KDE3 which is
> >>> no longer on any current mainstream distro.
> >> Christopher, which distro would you recommend for the corporate desktop
> >> today?
> > ...the only distro that has tools for say 'group policies' is Ubuntu
> > Hardy that i know of but I cannot recommend that given its state of affairs.
> > You might want to give Debian Lenny a try if you don't have to use
> > proprietary X drivers or are willing to deal with them. It comes with
> > KDE 3.5.10 and I believe you should be able to get kiosktool for
> > managing group policies.
> > That is all I can say for now. If and when kiosktool is updated for KDE
> > 4.x, then we can take another look.
> There are other distros that are better suited for corporate use.
> Typically the LTS distros do well for this, e.g. RHEL, CentOS,
> probably Ubuntu LTS (which I've never tried), SLES or SLED, etc.
> The main distinctions between the above and what non-corporate
> individuals use is that they are more oriented to long term stability
> than having the latest and greatest newfangled whizzbang shiny toy,
> but if you are willing to do the work needed for corporate
> integration, any stable distribution should work.
> It's not so much the size or condition of the ship but how much
> maintenance you are willing to do.
Cool. Then, I think I'll stay with Ubuntu LTS. Thanks for your input
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