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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!