UBUNTU — three strikes

I have been working with UBUNTU for the past few months, and while initially I was really excited about the concept of moving my servers from Microsoft to Linux the results have been less than spectacular.

  1. Initially, I wanted to pipe VNC over SSH, this met with some problems in in that my versions of Windows VNC would not pipe nicely. Community support in this instance was NIL.
  2. Second, I wanted to run my Java web camera's via the UBUNTU box. Well simple Java programs worked, but the video for Linux driver did not work, again, community support was NIL.
  3. Finally, I was using UBUNTU as my file server. All seemed to work fine with SAMBA until I tried to do some XCOPY back-ups. In this case the file transfers were incredibly slow. I tried all types of configuration with my smb.conf, and nothing seemed to work. What I find funny about this is the problem is all over the net and Google, but there''s no solution. I have tried to contact the SAMBA mailing list, UBUNTU Forums, and guess what? Community support is NIL.

So because I don't have endless time to get this to work I have decided to rebuild the BOX with XP Pro and will build another test box on a smaller machine for UBUNTU testing.

If anyone has any insight or could help out in any of these area's please contact me!