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1. a lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time
2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
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A free suite of programs which implement the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol.

Originally developed for Unix by Andrew Tridgell at the Australian National University, the Samba server allows files and printers on the host operating system to be shared with clients such as Windows for Workgroups, DOS, OS/2, Windows NT and others.

For example, instead of using telnet to log in to a Unix machine to edit a file there, a Windows 95 user might connect a drive in the Windows Explorer to a Samba server on the Unix machine and edit the file in a Windows editor.

A Unix client called smbclient, built from the same source code, allows ftp-like access to SMB resources.

Samba is available for many Unix variants, OS/2, and VMS. Porting to Novell Netware is in progress (August 1996).

smblib is a portable generic library for making SMB calls for implementing client/server functions from within any program. Linux implements a complete file system (based on smbclient) so by default Linux users have full access to resources on LAN Server, Windows NT and LAN Manager networks.
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(SaMBa) Software that allows a Unix server to act as a file server to Windows clients. Samba is a free, open source implementation of the CIFS file sharing protocol, which evolved from SMB, hence the SMB in SaMBa. Samba runs under Linux, FreeBSD and other Unix variants. It can be used with any modern PC as well as other hardware, but due to its efficiency, it also lends itself to old 486s that are recycled to serve as inexpensive file, print and backup servers in a Windows environment. See SMB.
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IF you want to see the Cariocas (the Rio locals) doing what they do best and getting down to the samba music that is the musical pulse of Rio, then Rio Scenarium is the place to go.
(The paintings seen here were done to samba music.)
The scene suddenly halts as disco lights whirl and samba music blares.
If you play cavaquinho, a type of plucked lute for samba music, and write songs for one of the best-known samba schools in Brazil, every day is a day worth celebrating.
He has been given the money 'towards a trip to Brazil to enhance the awardee's professional development as an artiste and workshop facilitator, learning more about Samba music and how it affects the life of Brazilian youth culture'.
Carnival Night--Brazilian samba music intertwined with authentic Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena sets the stage.
Danny is known for his innovative and engaging teaching methods such as the time he taught a class of over 70 non-English speaking students to play Samba music through the use of whistles and a whole lot of enthusiastic jumping around.
Listen out for the samba music and drumming workshops.
Organisers said: "There will be Brazilian carnival costumes, samba music, dance and drumming workshops for all to enjoy and plenty more to get everyone in the party spirit.
On Sunday, the #NoVoteNoVoice roadshow parked up at Grey's Monument for a mini 'carnival' to celebrate voter registration, complete with samba music and free flowers.
Yesterday, the #NoVoteNoVoice roadshow parked up at Grey's Monument for a mini 'carnival' to celebrate voter registration, complete with samba music and free flowers.
Featuring authentic Samba music, the free concert will be the band's Middle East debut over the weekend.