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MozillaQuest.com: Linux Networking for Windows and Desktop People--Mandrake 9.1 and LinNeighborhood

May 07, 2003, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Angelo)

"Getting a Linux-based computer up and running on a local area network (LAN) and connecting to an Internet connection-sharing (ICS) computer on a LAN can be tricky--even for experienced computer users. It can be a hair-pulling aggravation for computer novices, desktop Linux users, and for Microsoft (MS) Windows users migrating to Linux--or for Windows users just giving Linux a try. But not any more, thanks to LinNeighborhood and Mandrake Linux 9.1!

"Mandrake Linux 9.1 is an easy-to-install and easy-to-use GNU/Linux operating system distribution. We have not completed our Mandrake Linux 9.1 testing yet. However so far, it seems to be even better than Mandrake Linux 9.0, which we gave very high marks.

"LinNeighborhood by Hans Schmid and Richard Stemmer is a very handy, third-party, Open-Source, network utility. It lets you easily see and access Windows shares on your LAN from your Linux computer. You also can use LinNeighborhood to see and access shares from other Linux-based computers on your LAN. Simply put, LinNeighborhood is an easy-to-install and easy-to-use graphical front end for Samba..."

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