Originally posted by rharder
Well, there are so many things to do with a network I hardly know where to start (I mean it--I really don't know anything!).
If you're interested in sharing files, you should do some research into Samba or NFS, two techniques for sharing files over a network. Mac OS X and Linux both have built-in NFS support, and you can download Samba for both. Samba is a reverse-hack of a Microsoft protocol, but it has some advantages over NFS, so it's used even outside Microsoft networks.