Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Guide to Ubuntu and Windows 7/8 living in harmony?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Beans
    32

    Guide to Ubuntu and Windows 7/8 living in harmony?

    Is there a DEFINITIVE guide to setting up a home network where Windows 7/8 boxes can live peacefully with Ubuntu systems?

    I have to keep a windows machine because of adobe programs but I have 4 other Ubuntu machines running. But I cannot decipher the way to make them all connect with each other (Ubuntu reads a Windows share, a windows 7 machine reads a Ubuntu share). so is there a really good guide out there instead of all these forum posts that never seem to address my situation?

    I simply do not understand how they connect or how it works.

    any help would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Beans
    58

    Re: Guide to Ubuntu and Windows 7/8 living in harmony?

    Windows has a lot of trouble seeing any file system that is not NTFS or FAT... and I would be willing to guess that you Ubuntu is an ext4 filesystem... To me the best idea is to have all of your pc's Ubuntu and have one with a virtual machine of Windows 7 or 8 or whatever. I am not an expert at this I just saw that you have no response and that alone can be really frustrating so just to pop some ideas in your head! I suppose it depends on what you are using Adobe for but you could always try it and test it out before officially setting up a new Ubuntu box. I am assuming you are not using photoshop since you are not using a MAC but of course I could be wrong and if your PC is powerful enough it could probably run photoshop in a vm anyways Just some suggestions and information! hope I helped a bit.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Beans
    32

    Re: Guide to Ubuntu and Windows 7/8 living in harmony?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianBlaze View Post
    ... photoshop since you are not using a MAC but of course I could be wrong and if your PC is powerful enough it could probably run photoshop in a vm anyways Just some suggestions and information! hope I helped a bit.

    I am using photoshop, indesign illustrator and premiere, sometimes all at once because clients use them so i need strong access to the hardware. I tried a VM but it was too slow. Macs are also too slow for my taste (i build my own PCs).

    thanks for the help!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Beans
    58

    Thumbs down Re: Guide to Ubuntu and Windows 7/8 living in harmony?

    Quote Originally Posted by espo111 View Post
    Macs are also too slow for my taste (i build my own PCs).
    Unless you wanna pay 3 grand for an almost fast MAC lol... Are you using vmware or virtualbox? I know vmware has really good 3D Graphic support (although vmware is not free). You have to be the smartest Adobe user I have ever seen... I don't know anyone who uses the Adobe suite on anything but a MAC and I am not a fan of MAC and have always wondered why everyone uses them. Thank you for breaking the mold since clearly if you build a PC for 3 grand you will end up with a PC that is more powerful then a $10000 mac!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Guide to Ubuntu and Windows 7/8 living in harmony?

    Quote Originally Posted by espo111 View Post
    Is there a DEFINITIVE guide to setting up a home network where Windows 7/8 boxes can live peacefully with Ubuntu systems?

    I have to keep a windows machine because of adobe programs but I have 4 other Ubuntu machines running. But I cannot decipher the way to make them all connect with each other (Ubuntu reads a Windows share, a windows 7 machine reads a Ubuntu share). so is there a really good guide out there instead of all these forum posts that never seem to address my situation?

    I simply do not understand how they connect or how it works.

    any help would be appreciated.
    There is no simple definitive guide as Samba is complex and adaptable to many situations. Most forum posts are based on the writers experience without thought to other user needs or capabilities. This in itself is not bad. You should be aware of your needs and use only the features you need.

    One of the best teaching guides would be Samba by example, available here. This takes the reader through the most basic to very complex set up.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Beans
    32

    Re: Guide to Ubuntu and Windows 7/8 living in harmony?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianBlaze View Post
    Thank you for breaking the mold since clearly if you build a PC for 3 grand you will end up with a PC that is more powerful then a $10000 mac!

    yeah! i don't like macs and always use CS on pcs...if Adobe ever ports them to Linux, i will never touch a windows machine again! Hopefully GIMP and Sribus and inkscape can get more used and then people will adanodn them too.


    but i have to live in the M$ world right now so I need to figure out samba I guess.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Beans
    4

    Re: Guide to Ubuntu and Windows 7/8 living in harmony?

    Coming back to you a little late... but have you considered keeping your data somewhere central, like FreeNAS, that you can then access from any PC or device etc?

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •