Network places in XFCE4 in puredyne
puredyne uses XFCE4 as its default desktop, which makes it lighter to run than using Gnome. It usese Thunar for file browsing but does not, however, have a built-in facility to browse network (smb or Windows) shares.
An application that provides a GUI-based facility to browse and mount network shares is Gigolo. To install it:
sudo apt-get install gigolo
sudo apt-get install gvfs-fuse
You may also need to install gvfs-backends:
sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends
You may also need to edit /etc/hosts to include an entry for the server you wish to connect to, such as:
To browse network places, go to Applications > System > Remote Filesystems
then under "View" enable "Side Panel" to view available network places.