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As the machines are far apart, cabling is not possible.
What I would like to know is how do I see the other machine or move a file from one machine to another, is there software that can help me and what must I do to tell the machines to talk to each other?
You haven't told anything about your network.
Are both of them connected to a DSL or cable modem? Are they on the same subnet? Are they able to ping each other?
You'll need to look at your network, see if it's static or dynamic, if it uses hostnames or not, if you can get to the other machine by hostname or IP address.
is there software that can help me and what must I do to tell the machines to talk to each other?
If they are both linux then you can set up NFS shares, use ssh, scp, set up samba if you want, use the fish:// protocol in some file managers etc.
I generally set up Samba shares, as I have Windows machines in my network.
If you set up a Samba share on each machine and configure the permissions and the smbpasswd file properly, the machines should be able to see each other and copy files back and forth.
The best reference I've found for Samba is Samba by Example (you can get the PDF here). It moves from very simple to very complex examples of Samba networks, with sample config files. I found the solution that worked for me by page 20.
I still have a printed-out copy on my bookshelf, right there, behind me.
Since you are using two Linux systems, the easiest way to do that is install and setup nfs on both system. You should have a wirelessrouter and be on the same subnet. It would help if you answered the questions asked above. There are countless tutorials on setting up nfs. Best to find one that is specific to Ubuntu as Mint is an Ubuntu derivative and the process should be the same.