Samba is a file server that allows you to share file between linux and windows so if you have one system with linux you can store files on the linux box from the windows box.
If you are dual booting and only have one pc, then the best thing to do is set up a partition as a FAT32 and use that partition from either windows or linux. example /linux partition/---/FAT32 partition/---/windows partition/ both OS's can share files/music/picture/ in the FAT partition.
ssh stands for secure shell, its kind of like telnet only encrypted, there again if you are dual booting ssh is not going to make any difference. But if you have more than one pc you can use ssh to work on the linux systems remotely. Along with ssh is also scp which works from the command line to transfer files from one linux box to another. You can use a program called Putty to remotely work on a linux box from windows also.
Hope this helps
Last edited by mrrangerman; 10-25-2007 at 01:45 PM.