Seeing Windows Files in Linux and vice versa
I was reading some of the posts today and one thing interested me: the ability to see Windows files from Linux and vice versa. My question is, is there a use for this capability? And also, during my setup of Suse 10.1, it mounted (I'm not even sure what this is) in 3 places, one of which was . . . Windows/c. My further question is would I have that capability now, (without having to do a lot of stuff in Linux)? I read that a person had to alter the /etc/fstab/ file and do some other stuff and then had trouble booting. I'm new to Linux and not savvy in its ways.
Also, is there a way to make a key repeat? For example, in Windows I just hold down the backspace key and it will go on erasing whatever is in front of it until it hits the wall but in Linux I have to push down the backspace key once for each character. Is there a way to make it continuous?