I know that all the answers can be found in the regular howtos of NFS, NIS,
SMB, but I'd like to know if it exists on the web an easy tutorial that
explains to a newbie how to set up a network of desktops running Linux.
In particular, what I want to do is to replicate (at home with two PCs, a
server and a client) with Linux the usual Windows NT/2000 desktop network
you usually find in big companies: the user PCs have the OS and the
applications installed locally; the login is authenticated by a remote
server (or locally, if disconnected), and the home directory is remote (or
locally, if disconnected), plus a shared remote directory.