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Linux® Desk Reference, Second Edition by Scott Hawkins

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Introduction

The world being what it is, the odds are that even the most fervent Linux partisan will, from time to time, be forced to interact with the various Microsoft products. The commands in this section enable Linux to work directly with Microsoft file systems and networking protocols. In the next section, the term “Windows” is used as a shorthand for the DOS, Windows, and OS/2 operating systems.

The differences between the Linux environment and the Windows environment are as innumerable as the differences between good and evil. For that reason, the introduction to this chapter is likely to be a little top heavy. I want to give you enough information to get the job done, but at the same time this book needs to be light enough for an average ...

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