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Comment: Re:Can someone fill me in? (Score 1) 104

by fang0654 (#46144935) Attached to: Chromecast Now Open To Developers With the Google Cast SDK
I may be a little fuzzy on the exact details, but Koush made an app for local file streaming, using the SDK. Some time after, the ChromeCast itself started requiring apps to be signed to run, so you could only run the dozen in the Google Play Store. Then for awhile the CC was nothing more than a Netflix streaming device.

Comment: Samba4 works great for small offices (Score 5, Informative) 388

by fang0654 (#41874313) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Samba4 a Viable Alternative To Active Directory?
So far I've set up several small offices using Samba4 as a drop in replacement for Active Directory. Here is what I've found it does well: Windows Authentication, AD DNS, Group Policy, Easy scripting (python tools and libraries). What it doesn't do well yet: Replicating AD with other servers. I haven't had much experience using subdomains, etc, mainly because I haven't been able to get it to replicate. But for a small office, it works fine.

Comment: Re:Hmmm... (Score 3, Insightful) 180

by fang0654 (#32106910) Attached to: Open Source Guacamole Puts VNC On the Web
My company uses FormFlow Filler extensively, for filling out government forms. It was bought by Adobe and killed, with the end of life in 2004. It barely runs on XP, let alone anything later. If it was open sourced, I'm sure even with my meager coding skills I could at least keep it functional, since it is still heavily used. Point being, proprietary software being shelved sucks much more than open source software being shelved.

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