A Simple File Server: Conclusion

An Overview Of The File Server
           The server turned out wonderfully and worked on the first try (how often can you say that with Windows?) with very little setup or configuration. Linux just works. The file server works for serving up files on a local network but doesn't do much else if not configured further beyond this tutorial. You can add an ftp, http, or other services to it if you'd like, however. The possibilities are endless. All it takes is a little time to learn.

What To Do Now
           The next step, especially if you have experience in Linux, is to further edit your Samba configuration file and fine-tune your system to the way you like it. The beautiful thing about Linux is that you can pretty much do anything you want as long as you know how. Explore Linux and you may find it suits your needs better than your current Operating System.

           This tutorial definitely covered what I'd hoped it would. I went a bit farther with my system in configuring Samba and file permissions but it isn't necessary for this tutorial. This tutorial does just what it says and gives you a simple hassle-free file server. Thanks Linux!
           If you have any further questions, I implore you...don't be shy, take a look at the forums or ask a question there. I check them out regularly and love getting comments & questions.