"I recently decided to start making more use of a neglected
computer of mine. It's an eMac that has been sitting quietly on my
kitchen table the past two years. I decided to explore how best to
share files, printers, and applications between a Macintosh and my
desktop Linux box.
"Keep in mind that I'm not a system admin. I have beaten various
PCs into submission the past 20-plus years, but that's due mainly
to stubbornness rather than guile. The thought of actually having
to learn how to install and configure Samba has kept me from
venturing down this path before. But finally my desire to use it
outweighed my fear.
"My LAN is a typical home configuration. The cable modem feeds a
Belkin wireless router, which connects to both the eMac and the
Linux box. The eMac can run most legacy Mac OS 9 applications as
well as OS X. My desktop box is running Red Hat 9.0..."