[ILUG] Suggestions for Windows to Linux desktop migration.
usr.src.linux at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 17:27:54 GMT 2012
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote:
> On 12 Dec 2012, at 16:47, Harry Duncan <usr.src.linux at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Proinnsias Breathnach
>> <proinnsias at feic.im> wrote:
>>> Don't most modern distros have file managers that can browse "Windows Network" -> server -> share prompting for passwords as required - can even save shortcuts on the desktop etc.
>>> Has worked for Ubuntu and Fedora based desktops for years IMLE
>>> Or have I missed a requirement?
>> I can't get open office or libre office to open files direct from
>> shares mounted that way, but if i mount the same share as root from
>> fsab it will.
> None of those permission problems with files on shares happen when you're using NFS.
> Seriously - if you're using Linux clients and server, WHY keep using SMB ?
Because the last time I had a machine hang while booting is because it
failed to mount an nfs share listed in fstab :-)
More seriously, now that you've made me think about it, there will be
a manager looking to access from a windows host. So the answer was
because i was more comfortable with samba configuration, and now is
because I'm more comfortable with single service administration :-)
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