Windows 8 Home cannot map to NAS Folder

Started Aug 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: not hard to believe
In reply to Jim Cockfield, Aug 3, 2013

Jim Cockfield wrote:

Robert Schoner wrote:

Hi Jim,

Yes, I guess I could go back to Windows 7 since it seems to work with the NAS. I will wait for Buffalo to get back to me. It's hard to believe that Win 8 has network issues that have not been fixed.

I think that Buffalo box probably has a Linux kernel using Samba for Windows compatible network shares.

Unfortunately, with each new version of Windows, it seems like Microsoft has been working hard to cause compatibility issues via changing authentication methods, etc.

Microsoft isn't trying to break linux compatibility, they are trying to improve Windows functionality.  Windows 8 and Server 2012 moved to SMB 3.0, which is MUCH faster and robust for file sharing.   If Linux can't keep up their compatibility, that is hardly MS fault for moving on.

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