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EasyShare, super easy network file and printer sharing

February 08, 2018 — BarryK

I (Barry Kauler) am the developer of EasyOS and Quirky, small simple Linux distributions. These distros, and their "dad" Puppy Linux, offer various applications and utilities for file and printer sharing over a local network. However, I wanted to go to the "next step" in terms of simplicity. EasyShare is the result.

This web page is a tutorial, showing how easy EasyShare is to use. I am running EasyOS or Quirky, as EasyShare is built-in, however, in theory, EasyShare can be ported to any Linux distribution.

If you would like to try EasyShare for yourself, download EasyOS version 0.7.1 or greater, or Quirky Linux 8.4 or greater. Note that earlier versions of EasyOS have an earlier effort called QuickSamba, that uses smbnetfs, however, I discovered that smbnetfs has too many serious issues, so did an almost complete rewrite and created EasyShare, and added printer and SSHFS support.