RDP is a windows app, you can RDP from Linux to windows but not the other way around(last I checked). You can use VNC. Fedora has a package called VNCserver which is relatively easily to set up.
For file serving you have two choices (both involve emulation of a sort). Samba is the one you see used most often, where Linux pretends to be windows, but on most systems I have seen has suffered from slow speeds (12MB/s on GigE slow). The other route is NFS which is the suggested Linux-Linux file transfer mode. I do NFS (Linux-Linux) transfers all the time which are limited to HD speeds(60MB/s +). However in order to use NFS on windows you have to install the Unix compatibility toolbox (or a name close to that, free from M$). I have not talked to enough people who have used the toolbox (most do not it exists) to comment on its effectiveness.
Last edited by lazlow; 12-05-2008 at 05:50 PM.