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On a network of just Windows machines, connecting to file shares is a fairly easy process: just click on the “My Network” or “Network Neighborhood” icon, click on a nearby server or workstation with a file share, and away you go.

However, on a network of Linux and Windows machines, connecting a Linux box to a Windows server can still require some manual configuration to get file sharing between the two operating systems working just the way you want it to.

KDE 3.x has some nice, built-in, multi-protocol network browsing features, but, unfortunately, chances are that your Linux distribution doesn’t enable or configure those features automatically. So, this month, let’s dive into KDE and get connected.

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