TeamViewer is one of the most popular remote desktop application – it is available for Windows, Mac and as well as popular Linux based distributions as Debian package (for debian based distro such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint) or rpm (Fedora). One of the most important thing about TeamViewer is that – it is very simple to use and it absolutely requires no experience at all. So TeamViewer is one of the coolest applications among power users, who manage/controls a lot of computers remotely via Internet (and of course over secure connection). Teamviewer is good, not only for controlling remote desktops but also for sharing desktops with friends or family. You can even share/transfer files and get technical helps online using Teamviewer. it’s free to use for non commercial purpose.
Installing TeamViewer in Ubuntu 12 (or Linux Mint 12 as it’s based on Ubuntu 11.10)
I’m not sure whether it’s available in Ubuntu Software Center through some PPA but the debian package (*.deb) is available there on its official website.
Download Teamviewer (Download page)
deb package for 32bit
To install Teamviewer, simply open the deb package with Ubuntu Software Center or Debian Package Installer (in older version or Mint) and click on install to begin the download/installation process. It will be completed in few minutes (depending on your internet speed).
After installing the application, you can start using it – either wait for a session create your own session to share desktops with Fun! 🙂
Samba is a software implemented on SMB/CIFS protocol for Unix and Linux based systems.It provides support for all common platform like windows ,linux(Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04,open-suse,fedora,debian…),Mac so that you can share file and printers among your computers without any problem.Samba is an open source and free software.Samba is also used as NT4 style Domain control.On Ubuntu 10.04 you can install samba from command line or Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Center.The Latest stable version of samba server is 3.5.4 and is available for download.
Installing Samba on Ubuntu
1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for “samba”.
2. Next,click on install(In the row which contains the packages you want to install,first and second results are ok for general purposes,but if you want some extra features like Mounting Remote File system,then install some extra packages-smbfs from Synaptic Package Manager).
3. Wait until the installation is complete.(It will take a couple of minutes only)
4. That’s All.
You can configure it from command line by using the command
Then configure the settings according to your need.You can also create a menu for samba in Applications->Accessories or a shortcut startup icon on taskbar by using Application Finder(search for “samba”,left click and drag it to task bar).Now,click on “+” then on Basic Tab and symbol to share some file and enter the details like Directory,share name,description and most important one access mode i.e visible or writable.Then click on access and Define who can access that file.(Every One or selected users only)