JP Vossen on 3 Sep 2009 18:31:08 -0700

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[PLUG] data in $HOME

I don't share my $HOME dirs via NFS or anything for a couple of reasons. 
  First, since I use a variety of Linux distros, I know the dot-files 
will collide with each other.  Second, some laptops aren't always 
connected, and NFS gets really unhappy about stuff like that.  Third I 
*think* I have my U/GIDs consistent, but I'd have to check, and NFS 
wants that.  And forth I'm probably missing some other reasons.

My solution thus far has been to put "data" into a $HOME/MyDocs dir on 
my main file server, and connect to that via Samba or SSHFS as needed. 
That works great.  For me.

Now I'm finally getting my wife to try moving over to TB and FF on 
Ubuntu, perhaps with some Picasa (yuck) and OpenOffice thrown in.  How 
can I most seamlessly connect her to her data from Ubuntu Hardy on her 
laptop?  (Yes, Hardy, I like LTS versions.  But UbuntuOne sounds cool.)

I know I could set up SSH keys and script SSHFS, but I'm not sure how 
seamless that would be and I don't want to reinvent or have to maintain 
any wheels that Ubuntu/Gnome have already solved.  (Remember, Ubuntu 

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