Here is where we are at now readers!
Turns out, the Windows 10 that I had thought that I had gotten was a temp version and requested that I register it. So need-less to say I had to install something else!
Now the giant dual-quad-core processors were begging for it, now that Windows 10 was no longer on the menu!
I really wanted to go Unix, as you know! And I was hoping it would be real easy "to get network access it files" with this True OS version of Unix, seeing how easy it is to install now and all.....
But I could not get network access to my home network!
When I tried TrueOS it was suggested that I install apps like shh, and learn to use the "Terminal", and basically I never quite figured out how to..."exactly" i.e. to get access to network files and folder.
Please note as well, that I also tried a few different Linux operating systems, and I would have you know that the requirement by the user to make network configurations varied quite a lot.
For instance the OS Zorin, which I have installed now, required nothing but the entry of "THE Default Configuration URL" would you believe, which is within the NETWORK SETTINGS for instance: "System Settings" -> "Network" -> "Proxy Settings", and choose "Automatic" method in network proxy. Then type "file:///etc/proxy.pac" in configuration url field.
I found this URL to be like a "script if you will" one that allows the network to constantly check devices on the network automatically! Would you believe!
"So once entered, you will not have to enter any MAC address for instance, or specific IP address or any other information, nor would you need to map to a network folder either."
"You know, like with the old manual entry days with Microsoft Windows, where you manually entered just about everything"
Note: This was my experience connecting to and existing Windows network!
I hope this was helpful!
Now on to our story!
PS - As this is the True OS Discourse site, if anyone has any further suggestions on how to easily gain access to network files on a existing home network, using "True OS", please oblige. And help with network setup for other Unix versions as well, please...