Making Linux and Windows Play Nice Together

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Likewise to Present at Ohio LinuxFest

Making Linux and Windows play nice together isn't easy, but it's essential to the continued growth of Linux in the enterprise, according to Likewise engineer Michael Szymczak. He will discuss that topic at this year's Ohio LinuxFest 2010 September 10-12, 2010 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

"Specifically, I'm going to cover how to use open source tools to authenticate against Microsoft Active Directory (AD) so that Linux systems can work as peers in a mixed network," said Szymczak. "I'll talk about the various open source tools that are available, and what the pros and cons are of each."

Likewise joins desktops and servers running Linux, Unix, and Mac OS to an organization's existing network using AD. This provides a single, secure framework for authentication and access control in mixed networks.

Likewise is also proud to be a Gold Sponsor of Ohio LinuxFest, helping to fund the event and keep it free for attendees. The company will also be exhibiting at Ohio LinuxFest and discussing Likewise Open, Likewise Enterprise, and Likewise CIFS at the event.

Szymczak will talk at Noon on September 11 in the FOSS in Other Worlds track.

About the Ohio LinuxFest
The Ohio LinuxFest is a grassroots conference for the GNU/Linux/Open Source Software/Free Software community that started in 2003 as a large inter-LUG (Linux User Group) meeting and has grown steadily since. It is a place for the community to gather and share information about Linux and Open Source Software. The Ohio LinuxFest welcomes people from all 50 states and international participants.

About Likewise
Likewise provides more than 70,000 organizations with integration and authentication tools for mixed networks - enabling secure access of Linux, Unix, and Mac OS systems on networks using Microsoft Windows.

Likewise provides integration and identity management solutions to improve security and operational efficiencies and to help achieve regulatory compliance in mixed networks. Likewise Open lets organizations securely authenticate Linux, Unix and Mac OS users with Microsoft Active Directory. Likewise Enterprise includes all the core authentication technology that comes with Likewise Open, plus world-class migration, group policy, auditing, and reporting modules. More information is available at the company's Web site, http://www.likewise.com.

Likewise is a trademark of Likewise Software. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

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