Windows has the ability to send a message so that it pops up on another windows computer that is on the same network using 'netsend'. Is there a way to do something similar between a WindowsXP computer, and a computer running Ubuntu?
I have only done this once, I installed Linpopup which is basically a winpopup clone for Linux that can recieve/send messages over the net send/winpopup protocol.
A Linux Enhanced port of Winpopup.
LinPopUp is a Xwindow graphical port of Winpopup, running over Samba. It permits to communicate with a windows computer that runs Winpopup, sending or receiving message. ( It also provides an alternative way to communicate between Linux computers that run Samba ). Note that LinPopUp is not only a port, as it includes several enhanced features like :