I am using Ubuntu 7.10 on one laptop and my old laptop is running Windows XP home ed. I am trying to connect both machines via a cable ( a network cable) to a) share files b) run some of windows applications through this connection (if possible) applications that are not fully compatible with Linux. I don't know how to configure my Windows machine to accept the Linux connection. I am trying to use the Terminal Server Client on Ubuntu then put in the Windows machine's name and hit connect but all I get is "connection refused" I tried to disable my windows firewall and enable the remote access service but I couldn't find the service in this link http://www.microsoft.com/library/media/1033/windowsxp/images/using/mobility/getstarted/remotedesktop_03.jpg
where i can enable remote desktop.
What should I do if this method is applicable or not