Accessing shared files on Linux from Windows (trouble shooting / if solutions were always that simple)

The problem

I work in a shared Linux – Window environment and sharing files between computers has always been somewhat cumbersome. Most of the time I was able to access files in a shared folder on the Window machine from my Linux computer. But I never got it to work the other way around. The Windows computer simply did not see the shared folders on my Linux computer.

There are numerous blogs, email threads and forum articles dealing with similar problems. Solutions, if any, often involved tweaking Samba configuration. Alas, none ever worked for me. Continue reading “Accessing shared files on Linux from Windows (trouble shooting / if solutions were always that simple)”

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Better winGRASS 7 with R-integration

If you are a Window user and are using or want to use R and GRASS in combination, you will be happy to by this announcement on the GFOSS blog that there is now a better integration of WinGRASS 7 and R.

This integration is available for Linux users for a very long time. It was actually one of the principle reasons I started to use Linux. But now Window users can enjoy the experience too :-). Further user instructions are given on the GRASS wiki.