How to tutorials on install, setting up, configuring and using open source samba. An alternative to windows share drive running on your linux system

I originally wrote an article on how to map a network drive using Ubuntu. Since then things have really changed in the Linux desktop world. Gnome 3 has been released and Ubuntu has moved away from Gnome and switched to Unity as their primary desktop environment.

In today’s tough economy, companies are always looking for ways to cut cost. One of the first things that gets cut are valuable employees. In the mean time many companies and governments are spending insane amounts of money in maintenance and upgrades of software. Then when the next update comes out they spend that money all over again.

Linux is a great operating system and plays nice with other operating systems such as windows. You can easily connect to a windows network share drive with just a few simple steps. This is very handy for a mixed enviorment when sharing files and resources.

You can setup network share on a Linux server using samba or just setup a shared drive on a windows machine. This will allow you to have a central place to store files and easly share them with other computer on the network. In this tutorial we will assume the network share is already setup.


In this example we will  setup a shared drive on a home computer. This will allow us to share files between multiple computers and devices on the network. This can be great for sharing files as well as setup a single point to manage and update files.


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