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Old 04-04-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
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Question XP and Linux

I have 2 PC's setup as a Network and they're talking to each other. One is running XP Home Edition and the other one is 98SE.
I want to take the 98SE hard drive out and put one in that I have Linux vs.7.0 installed on.
Will XP and Linux communicate with each other?
Thanks, John
Old 04-04-2003, 03:35 PM   #2
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You can share files using NWN and samba.
FTP files
Share internet connections etc

Even put your Win98 HDD back in and make the system dual boot!
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Yes, but you need to install Samba ( or from packages coming with your distro). BTW If you're thinking about RH 7.0, consider a newer version, maybe 8.0 (new versions of nearly everything and security updates).
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do you mean like sharing files and what not? From the Samba page it appears that Win XP and Linux will talk. Just need the latest version of Samba is all.
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the help.


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