Then, go out and get _Sams Teach Yourself Shell Programming in 24 Hours_
(terrible name, terrific book).
> Hey masters of the code. I'm an end user that would like to start learning
> how to program, on my own time--before I take a course in it. I've decided
> Unix would be the most beneficial for me( I really don't know why!). Can you
> point a finger to the right resources (books, CD Roms-tutorials, etc) for an
> end-user like me to understand the complete BASICS of Unix as I know
> absolutely nothing but its name & relation to giving Linux birth via
> Torvalds. Please I'm getting fed up with using Windows - except for games
> that is.
> Thanks in advance for help this newbie, as once I start I won't give up.
You need some software called samba - www.samba.org
If you have a graphics screen you can login and get a file manager type
app up, but without samba you won't able to share stuff with PC's, just
ftp files around..