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I understand that this is a totally novice question but...

What is the best way for me to transfer files between two PC's? I have a laptop with Ubuntu Desktop (12.04) and a local server I'm setting up using Ubuntu Server. I'm used to windows environment where I might typically browse the network via Windows explorer and move files around. This might work for Ubuntu desktop, but what's the best way for Ubuntu server?

Do I need to create a user on the server, then SSH into the server from the laptop? Can I then use a move command to move my files back and forth? What do I need to look into?


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You can give giver a try

Giver Makes Transfer of Files Easier On A Linux Network By farshad on
Feb 14 2011

Giver is a simple file sharing desktop application for Ubuntu Linux
users. It automatically detects other users running Giver on a network
and allows sending files and folders to them via simple drag and drop.
There is no need to learn about complex network file sharing
procedures. Anyone on the network can send files by dragging and
dropping a file or folder next to the icon and name of a computer user
visible on the main interface.

After Giver is installed, it shows you other computers on the network
that have it installed as well, along with their computer name, IP and
picture (provided the user has set one using Gravatar).

download giver

The first issue with Giver is a missing .so file that prevents it from working. This can be fixed by installing libx11-dev (11.10/11.04/12.04)

sudo apt-get install libx11-dev

For Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 besides the above issue, there's another issue that prevents Giver from working (it occurs for all applications that still use Mono runtime 2.0 instead of To fix this, run the command below:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/giver.desktop

And under "Exec", replace "giver" with the following:

/usr/bin/mono --runtime=v4.0 /usr/lib/giver/Giver.exe


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