I’ve bought Raspberry Pi 4 to use it as a DaaS (Desktop as a Service). I’ve needed a VPN server to securely connect to when I am traveling. I’ve needed a Cloud Server to replace Dropbox to have unlimited space. I’ve needed a NAS (Network-attached storage) to share files among my laptops and computers. I’ve also needed a Music Player Server to manage my music files and serve as a source for my amplifier. I’ve also needed a media player like Apple TV to play my movies, youtube etc.

In summary Raspberry Pi as:

To be able to do all of the above, I think it is better to keep the original Raspbian distribution.

For achieving this I have installed Samba Server:

sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin
sudo mkdir -m 1777 /share
sudo emacs /etc/samba/smb.conf


[share]
Comment = Pi shared folder
Path = /share
Browseable = yes
Writeable = Yes
only guest = no

sudo smbpasswd -a pi