Just a note: I installed Juanty on a blank hard drive, and immediately could browse shares on Windows XP computers on my wireless network. Places/Network/Windows Network/(workgroupname)/(computer name)/(sharename), (lots of double-clicking) and I was looking at the file list.

The only thing non-standard was enabling "File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks" on the XP system. Most specifically, I did not change the workgroup name in smb.conf to match the name of the Windows workgroup. I run no firewalls, and do not have Samba installed.

I thought my experience was typical....