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Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 1

Jun 24, 2008, 11:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"Can't seem to find the shares of Ubuntu machines from My Network Places or Network in Windows? You'll soon find out it's not a hide-and-seek game you'll win unless you start playing with features that exist on the computer, rather than chasing those you imagine are installed and setup.

"Though Ubuntu can see the shared files and printers of Windows machines out-of-the-box, Windows can't see Ubuntu shares by default. However, don't give up yet and purchase another XP or Vista license; you can have Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows talking in no time.

"Computers must have compatible resource sharing protocols installed in order to communicate with each other. Think of two people trying to talk to each other in different languages; nothing will be communicated until they speak a language they both understand. The same principal applies with the communication on a computer network..."

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