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Chromebooks gain faff-free access to Windows file shares via Samba

Stuart 22

"Use a Chrome book to access a Windows share? Why not just run Windows and be done with it?"

One of the reasons we are now a Linux shop was it was a lot easier to get Kubuntu working with Windows Shares than the new fangled (at that time) Vista. Has anything changed?

Yep, lack of Samba support, is a major limiting hole on my Chromebook so this is great news. Could end up with ChromeOS eating into the thin Linux client market as well as Windows.

But the TL:DR on the road answer is probably 'boot time'. Who needs it?

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