Maybe it would be good idea for Linux users in general to know more about the possibilities of SSH, SFTP and SSHFS.
You can have much better, your own "cloud" or VPN style networking than Windows users can even dream about with two Linux boxes:
- the client computer can access your fileservers files securely, ultra fast and conveniently without any major installations.
- run OpenSSH server in your fileserver at home, have your laptop access its files anywhere with SSHFS.
I notice that even relatively experienced Linux users don't seem to have noticed how powerful SSHFS really is. I use SSFHS on command line, which is easy enough, but maybe a GUI for it would make it more popular. For instance, future version of MInt could have a MintFS mount point in the users home dir, and a GUI that let's you mount a remote SSH servers file system to it.