Linux Ubuntu Getting-Started Sharing Files with Windows 8 Computer on Network by the Samba Server Easy GuideJuly 30th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist
Ubuntu Windows 8 Easy File Sharing on Network with Samba
The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started Sharing Files on Mixed Network Between Linux Ubuntu and Windows 8 Computers.
Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix.
Since 1992, Samba has provided secure, stable and fast File and Print Services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as all versions of DOS and Windows, OS/2, Linux and many others.
Open a Command Line Terminal Window
(Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
Samba Server Setup Quick-Start on Ubuntu:Ubuntu Samba Server Quick-Start
Obtain the Ubuntu IP
- eth0 if the Connection is Wired
- wlan0 if the Connection is Wireless
Then You are Ready to Connect by Samba from a Windows or Mac OS X Desktop on Network.
On Win8 Press Win/Cmd >> Search “This PC”
Select Computer >> Add Network Location
Then Follow the Add Network Location Wizard
Select the Custom Location and the Next
Insert the Ubuntu Ip on the Form:
Then the Samba Server Login Credentials
Last Check “Open Location When I Finish” and Finish
Finally This PC Access the Shared Ubuntu Directory