Integrating Linux and Windows

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Prentice Hall Professional, 2001 - Computers - 392 pages
In this comprehensive guide, a leading Windows/Linux integration consultant shows experienced system administrators exactly how to solve the key problems they face in making Linux and Windows work together seamlessly and cost-effectively. Start by configuring and deploying Samba, transforming a low-cost Linux box into a high-performance file-and-print server for Windows workstations. Learn how to connect Linux and Windows using NFS, FTP, remote commands, secure shell, telnet, and other other techniques. Next, walk through your options for managing Windows and Linux on the same workstation: practical partitioning techniques, administering multiple filesystems; working with boot managers; dealing with compressed drives, CD-ROMs, and more. Finally, compare today's leading approaches for providing data and program compatibility between Linux and UNIX, from emulation and Windows terminals to browser-based applications, StarOffice/Microsoft Office data exchange; database access via ODBC; and more. For all intermediate-to-advanced users and system administrators called upon to integrate Linux and Windows.
 

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Contents

Having Linux and Windows on the Same PC
1
Accessing ext2 Partitions with Windows
19
Mounting Windows Partitions with Linux
25
Emulators
29
Internet Applications
39
Business Applications
57
Databases
77
Fun and Games
81
Introduction to Samba
119
Setting Up Samba as a Windows NT Server
123
Connecting Linux to Windows PCs
135
Printing with Samba
147
Using NFS and NIS in Linux and Windows
159
Implementing FTP Telnet and Other UNIX Protocols in Windows
175
Disk Error Codes
187
Samba Documentation
189

The Linux Desktop
87
Running Applications Through a Network
95
Introduction to Windows and Linux Networking
115
Samba Man Pages
229
TCPIP Documentation
345
Index
385

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About the author (2001)

MIKE McCUNE is a Chicago-based consultant specializing in PC-based networks and workstations running Windows, Linux, and NetWare. He has been consulting since 1990 for clients including IBM, Hewlett Packard, ITT, and GE.

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