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  1. 20766 I have been gone for a few years. It looks like this thread has slowed way down.
  2. 20135 Wow I have been gone for a few years. Can't believe this is still going.
  3. 11 2 68 Hello all. Long time no see. These numbers are a log higher than the last time I was here
  4. 7533 WOW it's been a while, since I have been on here. And we still haven't reached 10K yet. Hello everyone
  5. Thank you for your reply. I wasn't too worried about firewalls and proxies yet. They don't to much online. But they do, do some online so that will come into play. Mainly what they are worried about is.... They are a housing place for low pay seniors. And they get money from the government to house these people. That being said that means on the computers they have Social Security numbers, Bank Account numbers and so forth. They have people sharing computers and even the residence people can have access to some of the computers. So Anyone can get access to that information. Right now the workers are on a trust system. They are wanting a way to correct that with out spending a ton of money. Now I would love to put them onto a Windows Small Business Server with AD. And we may go that route. If not a Ubuntu Server are there any other options that I'm over looking that may work. Another thought I had was each person can encrypt all the confidential info with something like True Crypt, but that seems like it would be a pain in the butt after a while. Not to mention if someone forgets to close the encrypted program. And what if the encrypted file gets corrupted. I'm hoping they will go with SBS with AD but I just want other options if they say they can't afford doing that.
  6. I have a major question. I have been hired by a company to upgrade their network. They are small. They have 8-10 computers all running WinXP and right now set up like a home network. They have government standards where they need a lot more security. Right now any one can log onto each other's computer and see each other's documents. So they are wanting to bring in a Server and set up a business type network. Talked to them about Windows SBS 2003 and 2008. The problem is they are a non-profit organization, so they don't have the money to spend if they can get away with a cheaper solution. I have never used Ubuntu Server. How would Ubuntu Server work on a Windows network? How different would the workstations be on a Ubuntu Server? In other words with Windows you have a domain and Active Directory. Everyone has to use a user name and password to log onto a computer and they are able to log onto any computer. Would Ubuntu be able to provide the same type structure on a Windows Network? How would admin Rights work? Any information you could give me would be great. I have worked on Windows Server 2003 and have SBS 2003 on a computer at home to play with. I also have a computer with Ubuntu (not the server) on a laptop to play with. Other than that I don't know much about Ubuntu.
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