February 28th, 2006, 06:45 AM
Home Network OS's
Hi. I have a Windows XP, and a Windows 98. I plan to set up a home network but I have a question before I go about doing it.
Really, what I want to do is get Ubuntu Linux on my 98, so the system is more dedicated to running local servers. However, I need the two systems to be networked together. I was wondering, is it possible to network a Windows OS with a Linux OS? If so, is it safe to do so?
February 28th, 2006, 07:52 AM
Certainly it is possible to network a Windows OS with a Linux OS - the question is
what do you mean by saying "to network a Windows OS with a Linux OS"
I assume you want to access files from one system on the other system. The keyword
here is samba. The ubuntu-guide will also provide you further information on
how to setup a dhcp-server, a web-server, ssh-server etc.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
(Abraham Maslow, Psychologist, 1908-70)