Vision FS (was: Window NT vs x86 solaris vs SCO?)

Vision FS (was: Window NT vs x86 solaris vs SCO?)

Post by Nils Myklebu » Wed, 21 Aug 1996 04:00:00



:Perhaps the greatest difference between `freeware' (using the term very
:loosely) and `commercial' software is the use of your own time.

...snip of explanation...

Agreed - very much so.

A question:
Can I print from Unix to a Windows printer (networked printer on
Windows NT or Windows 95) using VisionFS?
I could find any information on this on your web site.


NM Data AS, P.O.Box 9090 Gronland, N-0133 Oslo, Norway
My opinions are those of my company

 
 
 

Vision FS (was: Window NT vs x86 solaris vs SCO?)

Post by Roger Bin » Sat, 24 Aug 1996 04:00:00


: A question:
: Can I print from Unix to a Windows printer (networked printer on
: Windows NT or Windows 95) using VisionFS?
: I could find any information on this on your web site.

The currently available version of VisionFS does not include a client for
UNIX, but there are plans for one.  You could use smbclient from Samba if
you would like to print from UNIX to Windows.  Naturally, VisionFS does
cover printing in the other direction.

Roger
--

Software Engineer            | the unreasonable one persists in trying to
Client Integration Division  | to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all
SCO, Vision Park, Cambridge  | progress depends on the unreasonable man - GBS

 
 
 

1. File Server for Windows clients (was: Window NT vs x86 solaris vs SCO?)

The point is well taken that it is more difficult to shoe-horn myriad Windows
clients into the UNIX server's "preferred" file serving protocol--that can be
an administrative nightmare.

Fortunately, as has been pointed out here, that is not necessary.  You can
still have the very best transaction and Internet server (UNIX) and easily
serve files and printing to your Windows/DOS clients.

Note that SCO VisionFS not only available for just SCO OpenServer/UnixWare
or Intel-based systems, but for SPARC Solaris and HP-UX as well.  Ports
for SPARC SunOS, AIX and other UNIXen should be out by year end.

VisionFS also works with other Vision Family products, such as SuperVision,
to help remotely manage all those pesky PCs. ;^)

There is also SCO Advanced File and Print Server for OpenServer Release 5
(Host or Enterprise) systems, which is the actual NT code ported to UNIX.
SCO Advanced File and Print Server comes with NetBEUI, which gives you the
networking you need to tie Windows/DOS desktops to OpenServer.  For those
smaller accounts, a 5-user AFPS + 5-user Host is $1690 U.S. (list prices).

Why SCO VisionFS instead of samba?  Well, it's a fully supported commercial
product with documentation and integrated administration utilities.  And SCO
has done some optimization work to increase performance (and presumably will
continue to do so).

Besides, now that SCO OpenServer (and soon, SCO UnixWare) are *free* for
non-commercial home, educational and evaluation purposes there's no excuse
for not checking out the also free 1-user AFPS "Lite" or the VisionFS demo.

%^)

Regards,

Tim

--
Her sun is gone down while it was yet day.

                                                         --Jeremiah 15:9

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