Here's The Register's take on the Samba 2.2 release: "One of the cornerstones of free software, Samba, took another leap forward project
leads Jeremy Allison and Andrew Tridgell announced yesterday.
Unglamorous but hugely important, the new version of the Windows file and print
services substitute, now at version 2.2.0, adds a bundle of goodies. As before, it
continues to enhance its appeal as a replacement Windows authentication server.
Samba makes Microsoft Client Access Licenses -- mandatory for printing and basic
file sharing in a Microsoft environment -- effectively redundant. Which at $50 a pop,
makes for a potentially huge saving."