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Old 09-02-2007, 05:52 AM   #1
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Question How do i set up a home network?

I'm still a bit new to linux. i'm currently using ubuntu and would like to have a home network where my desktop (running ubuntu) and my laptop (running XP) can see each other and exchange files/music etc..
Is this possible, is it simple and how do i go about it??

Old 09-02-2007, 06:11 AM   #2
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it is very possible and is very easy. all you need is the proper handware (hub and cables) and SAMBA.

these should help you get started:,_and_Samba

good luck!


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