On a windows network ubuntu 8.04 is great it sees and works every file I want on XP machines. vice versa is impossible. firewalls down, same user name and same password (linux VNC cant connect, it starts and then the XP seems to refuse on port 5900 etc)
All I want to do it to get th XP to see the linux files and be able to trnsfer them. Linux can use the XP printers too! It seems to me there is something blocking eithr on the output of XP or on the input to the Linux.
I am fairly experienced but do not want to have to do a lot of command line work....
any suggestions as it seems to me after 30 years in the trade Linux is going to cause increasing worries to MS ( and I do support that! no not MS but linux!!) but only if configurations like network usage are simple for everyone to use.
Thanhks for the space