[all variants] Can I connect my laptop to another computer to use it's DVD-drive?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I can't burn DVD's on my computer, but I know someone that has one that can. Could I connect them with a usb cable, and then use their Disc Drive to burn DVD's? If so, how would I do it? My computer has Xubuntu 8.10 installed, the one with a DVD burner has Windows XP. (Hardware)