It's a BSD kernel underneath so it should do NFS better than linux. I
use NFS+kerberos on an OS X laptop and it works fine. It should
integrate fine with NIS or LDAP.
I'd suggest buying some admin books on OS X (I'm sure there must be
some). Not something for end users but for larger deployments - maybe
something like http://apress.com/book/view/9781430224433 (never read
it, but a book along those lines).
You can also look into using puppet or some other remote admin tool to
manage the systems. Out of the box OS X has bash, perl, ruby and
python interpreters so if you can't cobble together some sort of admin
scripts for them I'm at a loss what to tell you.
On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 13:16, Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net> wrote:
> Maybe I should rephrase the question: We are thinking of getting some Mac
> laptops - they seem to be popular with the laptop users here. I know nothing
> about Macs but I understand I can connect it into my Linux network,
> authenticate from NIS and load files from NFS4 - is this correct or am I
> going to head into a whole tonne of mess? Particularly sharing /homes.
>> Kevin Philp wrote:
>>>> I have to buy come laptops for our office. The office is a Debian server
>> with Ubuntu desktops. The laptops must run MSOffice - specific customer
>> requirements - our usual OpenOffice and convert isn't fool proof enough. So
>> we have two choices:
>>>> 1. Get Windows laptops and integrate with Samba into the network.
>>>> 2. Get Macs - but I have no idea how easy they would be to fit into our
>> network. The only tricky bits I can see are - /home over nfs4 and we
>> authenticate via nis.
>>>> Any ideas?
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