Please expand on this? You want them to talk how? Networking wise? Open shares?
Easy way to access the linux box from Vista would be to install FileZilla client and then connect using SFTP (SSH in reality) and transfer files between them that way.
Other easy way would be to install samba on desktop, create a user with a password on the Vista machine, make sure the firewall allows internal traffic on your IP range, then just mount the share.
Last edited by arckane; 01-07-2009 at 05:16 PM.