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Can my Ubuntu computer join my Homegroup?


patagriff

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Tacoma, WA

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#1
I would like to be able to share files among the computer on my LAN. Unfortunately, the are not all running Windows 8. My question is can my Ununtu 12.10 based laptop be set up to join Homegroup? I'd like to share files on my LAN without needing to build a network server, or anything crazy.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire 5515
    CPU
    AMD 2650e
    Memory
    3 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon Xpress 1200
    Screen Resolution
    1280X800
    Hard Drives
    160 gig
    Mouse
    logiitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    1.5 mb
    Browser
    Chrome (latest BETA)
    Antivirus
    Avaste Free Antivirus
#2
I would like to be able to share files among the computer on my LAN. Unfortunately, the are not all running Windows 8. My question is can my Ununtu 12.10 based laptop be set up to join Homegroup? I'd like to share files on my LAN without needing to build a network server, or anything crazy.
Only Windows 7 or 8 machine can join the Homegroup however, you can easily share files between Ubuntu and Windows 7 or 8 machines. The link below shows you how.

How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7 | 7 Tutorials
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps