Integrating Linux and Windows

Integrating Linux and Windows

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This book details how to run Linux and Windows in the same environment. Covers the 3 key aspects of integration: networking, loading Linux and Windows on the same computer, and program/data compatibility. Author focuses on the practical solutions that users need to get up and running quickly. Targeted to intermediate to advance users and sys admins, not programmers or developers.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 178.56 x 234.95 x 24.89mm | 771.1g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130306703
  • 9780130306708

About Mike McCune

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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Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Having Linux and Windows on the Same PC. Partitions. File systems. Partition Naming. Linux and Windows 95/98. Setting up Linux and Windows 3x/9x on Separate Partitions. Partitioning an Existing Hard Drive.2. Accessing ext2 Partitions with Windows. Accessing ext2 Partitions with DOS and Windows 3.1. ltools. Accessing ext2 Partitions with Windows 9x. Accessing ext2 Partitions with Windows NT and 2000.3. Mounting Windows Partitions with Linux. Accessing Compressed DOS/Windows Drives with Linux. Adding a Partition to the fstab.4. Emulators. DOS. Windows. VMware. FreeMWare. Win4Lin. Conclusion.5. Internet Applications. Web Server Compatibility. FrontPage Extensions. Using Microsoft Office Files on the Web. Web Browsers. Email. Streaming Media. Chat. Instant Messaging. Internet Security.6. Business Applications. Microsoft Office. Corel WordPerfect Office. Other Commercial Productivity Suites. Open Source Office Suites. Web-Based Suites. Reading and Writing Microsoft Office Files. Exporting MS Office Files. Importing and Exporting MS Office Files with Linux. Using MS Office Documents with Star Office. Checkpoints When Importing and Exporting. Financial Programs. Graphics Programs. The Last Word. Conclusions.7. Databases. Using Databases. Choosing a Database. Connecting Databases. ODBC.8. Fun and Games. Games. Game Servers and Extras. Classic Games.9. The Linux Desktop. Switching Desktops. Configuring Desktops. Themes. Conclusion.10. Running Applications through a Network. X-Windows. Citrix WinFrame. VNC. Conclusion.11. Introduction to Windows and Linux Networking. Net BIOS. TCP/IP and Active Directory. Net BIOS over ICP/IP.12. Introduction to Samba. How Samba Started. How Samba Works.13. Setting Up Samba as a Windows NT Server. Setting up Samba as a Stand-Alone Windows NT File Server. Adding a Samba Server to an Existing Network. Samba as a Primary Domain Controller.14. Connecting Linux to Windows PCs. smbclient Command-Line Options. smbclient Commands. smbtar. smbprint. smbfs. Sharity. Conclusion.15. Printing with Samba. printtool. Testing the Printer. Setting up Samba for Printing. Automatic Print Driver Installation.16. Using NFS and NIS in Linux and Windows. Setting up Linux as an NFS Server. Using an NFS Client on Linux. Using NFS on Windows. Setting up an NIS Server on Linux. Setting up an NIS Client on Linux. NIS Support for Windows.17. Implementing FTP, telnet and Other UNIX Protocols in Windows. Setting Up the FTP Server for Windows. Setting up FTP for Linux. telnet and Remote Services for Linux. Secure Shell (SSH).Appendix A: Disk Error Codes. Appendix B: samba documentation. Appendix C: samba man pages. Appendix D: samba tcp/ip documentation. Index.
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