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A Samba File Server And Network For Your Home/Small Office

Do I Need A File Server? A file server stores the data from a number of computers in one place.  In addition, security is provided through secure access (username and password), with authorized permissions established for controlling usage of a single user, a specific group of users, and anyone else that may or may not […]

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Samba Server (File Sharing) Setup

What is Samba? Samba is a fascinating and powerful networking program.  Because of its level of complexity and multitude of uses, precisely defining it can be quite a challenge.  Here are three definitions found from the software’s developers, at samba.org: “Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to […]

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Linux and Unix File Permissions

What Do You Mean I Can’t Do This? If this hasn’t happened to you already, it surely will:  On your Mac or Linux computer, you attempt to load, save, copy, paste, or delete a file, and you receive a message on your screen that your request has been canceled because you do not have the […]

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SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU INSTALL LINUX

Some Background: The Linux operating system kernel was released by Linus Torvalds in 1991. From its inception, the software is very Unix-like, and shares many command line entries with Unix as well.  Linux is open source software (basically, this means the source code license allows the user to freely change, improve, and distribute the software). […]