To connect to Windows shares forget using Linneighborhood or trying to configure SAMBA manually.
With SUSE 9.1 there's an internal Network Browser that will browse your network shares ( like Windows My Network Places ==> entire network etc).
It's built in to KONQUEROR ( file browser for KDE)..
You should get an ICON on the desktop -- Local Network.
If there isn't an Icon on your desktop don't worry you can get it simply.
1) Start Konqueror file browser by clicking on the HOME icon on the bottom panel.
2) Go to Window in the top menu and choose Show Navigation Panel ( Or Press F9)
3) Click the 6Th little icon down -- it's the one under the home icon and looks like a minature globe
4) You'll see another window open up. About the 3rd entry will be LOCAL Network.
5) Drag this to the desktop and chose COPY Here
6) now click this -- and you've got all your Windows Shares and other computers on the network -- Easy isn't it.
Saves mucking about with complicated SMB Mounts
Note -- Do the YOU (online update) as there have been a few fixes in SAMBA recently.
The more I use this distro (SUSE 9.1) the more I'm liking it.