In order to get the ability to transfer files between the Linux VM and my Mac (in much the same way that this is automatically done by Parallels for a Windows VM) I've set the configuration to "Bridged Ethernet" and enabled Samba in the (Ubuntu) Linux VM. I've used Samba for a long time because prior to getting Macs I had a Windows and Linux mixed environment, so it seemed the natural way. My Macs have Samba enabled anyway to communicate with a Windows server. Question -- should I do this with NFS instead. I've no experience with NFS, but I would think this would be more native both on the Mac and Linux. Should I try "Shared networking"? My gut says "no" but maybe I'm looking at this wrong. Seems to make sense to have the VM be a full LAN citizen.