Originally Posted by hitmen
Hi. I mean what is the difference if I created an accessible partition (FAT32) between windows and linux vs using samba?
Linux has good enough NTFS support that a partition to be shared between Linux and Windows is better using NTFS rather than FAT32. In most cases, you don't even need an extra partition for that. Just use the main NTFS partition of your Windows system.
Sharing a FAT32 or other Windows partition between Linux and Windows makes sense for dual boot: When Linux and Windows run alternately on the same machine.
Samba is for network sharing between Linux and Windows when they run at the same time on different machines on a LAN.
If one of Linux or Windows is a virtual machine running inside the other, that would add some extra possibilities and overlap to the clean difference I just described (but typically sharing across that virtual relationship would be set up as if they were seperate machines on the same LAN).