Fit-PC running Ubuntu and an XP lappy on the same network?

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Fit-PC running Ubuntu and an XP lappy on the same network?

Post: #134267 Thurston Garden
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:42 pm

I am full of techy questions today!

I am quite taken with the 5W fit-pc which I would like to act as my music server. It would hold my FLAC music files and only have Squeezecentre running on it.

Having always been tempted by Ubuntu before, but having to bin the idea due to only having a works laptop with XP on, the question is, can I have the fit-pc run Ubuntu AND have my XP laptop running on the same network - I would need to rip my CD's on my laptop and then copy them over the network to the fit-pc which will be headless/have no monitor or mouse.

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Re: Fit-PC running Ubuntu and an XP lappy on the same network?

Post: #134272 george
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:31 pm

My geeky OH says yes.

You can share the Ubuntu disk to the network with Samba which will make it visible to the XP machine. That is the easiest way to do it but there are other cool ways to do it if you want to.

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Re: Fit-PC running Ubuntu and an XP lappy on the same network?

Post: #134273 Thurston Garden
Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:34 pm

:cheers:

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