How To Share Files and Folders Between Windows Vista and Mandriva Linux

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – This tutorial describes the steps needed to share files and folders between Windows Vista and Mandriva Linux machines. If you have both Windows Vista and Mandriva Linux machines and you want them to share files, you can setup file sharing between the two easily.   Before the two computers can share any file or folder, both machines must fulfill some basic requirements. These requirements form the basic rule that governs file sharing between any two systems. Both machines must be in the same IP subnet Both machines must be in the same Workgroup Both machines must use the same communication protocol When the above requirements are met, continue below.   Configure the Vista Machine   1) Power-on your Vista Machine and click Start –> then type ‘ Network  and Sharing Center’ in the search box. Next select the program link from above, then click Manage network connections.       2) Right-click on ‘Local Area Connection’ and select Properties. Then select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.       3) Enter the IP address information and close out. Next, enable Sharing and Discovery as shown below.       4) Next click Start –> right-click Computer and select Properties. Then click Advanced system settings.       5) Select the Computer Name tab and enter the computer name and workgroup name below.         Join the forum discussion on this post (HowTos)