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February 22nd, 2012, 11:06 PM
Is there any tutorial about linking a notebook with Windows XP to a desktop with Ubuntu 11.10?

The main objective is to transfer files to the desktop computer, which is a backup for my notebook files.

I think it can be done AdHoc or through my home network, is that correct? which is the best way to transfer the files?


February 22nd, 2012, 11:21 PM
read something about ftp and samba setup

February 22nd, 2012, 11:30 PM
Through your home network would be best. You will want to use Samba to create a network share on the Ubuntu computer that the Windows computer will be able to see.

In the Ubuntu terminal, run

gksudo shares-admin

Input your password when prompted. It will also tell you that you need to install Samba or NFS - just install Samba. Then you can easily set up the shared folder, it is pretty self-explanitory from this point.