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7. A TIDY NEST > Using Nautilus as a Network Browser

Using Nautilus as a Network Browser

Another handy Nautilus feature is its ability to function as a network browser. You can, for example, see what networks and shares are available to you on your home or office network by clicking Network in the side pane of the Nautilus window or by going to the Places menu in the GNOME panel and selecting Network. You can do the same from within a Nautilus window by going to its Go menu and selecting Network. Icons for any networks or computers on that network would then appear in the Nautilus window, like in Figure 7-7. From that window, you can then double-click your way to a share that you have permission to access, such as the Shared Documents folder of a Windows machine or the public folders of a Mac. By the way, in case you are wondering what a share is, I'll clear that up for you: A network share is a location on a computer, such as a folder, where other users on a network can access and save files. The Shared Documents folder on a Windows system is a good example. Other users on a network can copy files from and (usually) write files to the Shared Documents folder, whereas they cannot access any other part of the filesystem on that host machine.


  

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