how to make Desktop viewable from network?

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      on all of my other Linux and Windows PCs, I am able to Share a folder or the Desktop easily with just a right click, Share, Automatic Read/Write. Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon makes this ridiculously simple.

      but, I am setting up an Itronix GoBook circa 2005 and it is very short on resources and I need a Linux with a very small footprint… so I am using antiX

      ConnectShares is very convoluted and I cannot figure out how to just make the desktop shared to the network.

      I put up 100s of pictures a day, and I just use my Android cellphone’s ASUS File Manager app to copy pictures from the phone to any of the other PCs on my WiFi network. I just click on the PC that I want, then Desktop and then SEND.

      No amount of me messing around with antiX has made this PC visible on the network.

      $ inxi -Fxz
      System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.10.5-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32 gcc: 6.3.0
                 Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 Distro: antiX-17_386-full Heather Heyer 24 October 2017
      Machine:   Device: laptop System: Itronix product: IX260+ serial: N/A
                 Mobo: IX260+ model: IX260+ v: IX260+ serial: N/A
                 BIOS: American Megatrends v: Ver.150 date: 05/16/2005
      CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) arch: Dothan rev.6 cache: 2048 KB
                 flags: (sse sse2) bmips: 3572 speed: 1800 MHz (max)
      Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV250/M9 GL [Mobility FireGL 9000/Radeon 9000]
                 bus-ID: 01:00.0
                 Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2
                 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
                 Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz
                 OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI R200 (RV250 4C66) x86/MMX/SSE2 DRI2
                 version: 1.3 Mesa 13.0.6 Direct Render: Yes
      Audio:     Card Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
                 driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: d800 e000 bus-ID: 00:1f.5
                 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.5-antix.1-486-smp
      Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
                 driver: ipw2200 v: 1.2.2kmprq bus-ID: 02:01.0
                 IF: eth1 state: up mac: <filter>
                 Card-2: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
                 driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: c800 bus-ID: 02:02.0
                 IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
      Drives:    HDD Total Size: 40.0GB (12.7% used)
                 ID-1: /dev/sda model: HTS424040M9AT00 size: 40.0GB
      Partition: ID-1: / size: 35G used: 2.9G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
                 ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
      Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: N/A
                 Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
      Info:      Processes: 141 Uptime: 1:58 Memory: 586.8/1002.9MB
                 Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.3.0
                 Client: Shell (bash 4.4.121) inxi: 2.3.40 
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        I think that you are referring to setting up a samba share? If you are then I am fairly certain that you will need to install the samba server from the repo and configure it in /etc/samba/smb.conf

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