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)
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"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
"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..."