I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on many computers at my school (I am a teacher and the head tech dude). I use Clonezilla to massively clone desktops and laptops. I want to easily share the disk images between computers in order to back things up.
I tried sharing over our wireless network using samba, and I did get it to work, but it was painfully slow trying to transfer 3GB+. It was much faster over the wired network, but I still had connectivity issues. Correct me if I'm wrong but I understand that samba is based on a windows standard, and that SSH is more Linux-native. My experience with samba has not been favorable so far.
NFS seems to have more features than samba. I think this is what Mac OS uses by default.
So, my question is: what is the best GUI way to share files between two Ubuntu machines with the following priorities in descending order:
- free and open source
- easy setup
- compatible with Windows and Mac OS