"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
"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
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