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Old 09-09-2005, 10:23 PM   #1
vad
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how do I communicate with Windows 2000


Hello

I have a hub at home serving two comps, mine with Debian and parent's with Windows on it. Windows comp. holds a number of files (most of which end in .doc) that I want to transfer over to Linux machine.

Is there a way to share files between Windows 2000 and Debian Linux?
And what software would be required for converting .doc into KDE readable format?

Help is so much appreciated!
 
Old 09-09-2005, 10:28 PM   #2
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Re: how do I communicate with Windows 2000

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Originally posted by vad
Hello

I have a hub at home serving two comps, mine with Debian and parent's with Windows on it. Windows comp. holds a number of files (most of which end in .doc) that I want to transfer over to Linux machine.

Is there a way to share files between Windows 2000 and Debian Linux?
Hello,
hope that you can ping machines properly.
Now you need to configure "samba" to have file sharing between linux machine and windows machine.
Just search for "samba"

regards

Last edited by b0nd; 09-09-2005 at 10:29 PM.
 
Old 09-10-2005, 07:06 PM   #3
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Thank you for your guidance
You've saved me a lot of time and blank CDs
 
Old 09-11-2005, 12:22 AM   #4
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my pleasure
 
Old 09-11-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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If you ever want files from a windows machine on the network you could also just mount the share. It's a fast and easy way to do it. As root
Code:
mount -t smbfs //MachineName/share /home/you/MountingPoint
Don't forget to unmount the share before turning off the windows machine.
Code:
umount /home/you/MountingPoint
Open Office. AbiWord, KWrite, will open .doc files. There are probably more.
 
  


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