Every industry eventually matures. One of the great areas of maturation is in
the focus that has been given over the past decade to make it possible for anyone
anywhere to use a computer. It has not always been that way. In fact, not so long
ago, it was common for software to be written for exclusive use in the country of
Of all the effort that has been brought to bear on providing native
language support for all computer users, the efforts of the
is deserving of special mention.
Samba-2.x supported a single locale through a mechanism called
. Samba-3 is destined to become a truly transglobal
file- and printer-sharing platform.