Pure FTP is a very simple and easy Linux-based FTP server to set up (ProFTPd and the rest are so so complicated....
All you have to do is (obviously) set up your networking gear, assign IP addresses bla bla...
Then su into root and type: pure-ftpd
simple and your home folder will be shared for each user on the Linux box. (with passwords)
Then in Windows, just open iexplore and then go ftp://your
Linux IP address/ - like ftp://192.168.0.1/
"Please enter your user name and password for the FTP server"
-> At this point put in your Linux login details (not as root)