Originally posted by dankity
and waht if i wanna run software off the other computer?
then you need the appropriate protocol/app to use, like telnet for commandline stuff, or in most cases for graphical apps you will need to use windows own networking protocol---if it even allows this, im not sure it does, I know you can do some things like this, for example youve got an install.exe on another machine, if the other machine is mapped and shared you can install that on a remote machine---not sure if it will let you run apps on another host with the display exported to yours though----with windows you need an app to act as a go between I believe
like for eample, youve got firefox installed on X but want to run it on Y, im not sure if you can just jump in and do this by surfing to where the folder is on X while sitting in front of Y and then clicking it, ive never tried it, ftp is NOT the way to do it, that is for certain
ftp=file transfer protocol, see RFC 959 among others