Connecting Windows and Linux

Connections between these two operating systems are almost as simple as those described in the previous section. The steps that need to be taken are exactly the same. However, there are two pitfalls that you must avoid, and both of the pitfalls are related to transferring files from Windows to Linux and vice versa.

File exchange between Windows and Linux

Windows systems use the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to communicate and exchange data. Linux has no native support for this, but there is a powerful server suite called Samba, which can be used to make Linux machines appear like Windows PCs (and even integrate them into Active Directory domains). With a little Linux know-how and the right tools, access to such ...

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