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Gnome replaces Unity

I understand that in 17.10 Gnome is going to replace Unity.

When Unity was introduced I stuck wiith Gnome and eventually ended up with
Ubuntu-mate.

So, my question is: would people advise moving back from Ubuntu-mate to the
main Gnome-based distribution? I'm not sure I see the point of Mate
post-17.10, but maybe there is some benefit in sticking with it (?). Or is
it all purely cosmetic?

- Richard.

Samba error message

When doing:
sudo apt-get autoremove, I get the following:

"Setting up samba (2:4.5.8+dfsg-0ubuntu0.17.04.3) ...
Failed to preset unit: Unit file /etc/systemd/system/samba-ad-dc.service is
masked.

nfs on 17.04

I'd be grateful if someone could confirm that nfs works on their 17.04
machine.

I've spent 2 days trying to get my raspberry pi to access files on my 17.04
PC, and I need to know that someone else has it working before spending more
time on it. The Pi side of things seems to be OK since it will access files
on a networked NAS drive which is mounted by nfs.

The main online guides (which I've followed) seem to be:
<a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNFSHowTo" title="https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNFSHowTo">https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNFSHowTo</a>
<a href="https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/network-file-system.html" title="https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/network-file-system.html">https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/network-file-system.html</a>
A lot of the online documentation is out of date (e.g.