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1) Download and install Samba: apt-get install samba samba-common 2) Backup samba.conf: cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf.bak 3) Edit samba.conf: nano /etc/samba/smb.conf Replace all with and edit it to your wishes: [global] workgroup = arbeitsgruppe server string = %h server (Samba %v) log file = ...


Platform choice is probably the big criteria. You get access to a lot more file systems than on Windows. You also have access to a more exhaustive set of tunables, should you be interested in going that route. Some people also prefer the Linux firewall to the Windows one. There are also a lot of widely used tools in the Linux world that have niche ...

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