Windows 7 Beta – file sharing

I suspect it’s because of how I’m running Windows 7 beta under Sun’s VirtualBox, but I can’t at the moment get file sharing working working between the beta and my XP machine.  That’s not an issue in it’s own right (I suspect I know why it doesn’t work), but it does highlight an area that frustrates me.  In their effort to simplify the sharing of files on Windows, Microsoft just confuses the hell out of me.  Three different types of network connection (Home, Work, Public), different behaviour in each, some new (maybe it was in Vista?) network sharing thing that’s not Workgroups, but it might kinda support workgroups as well.

I just wanted a single network options dialog with clearly explained options I can tick or cross.  Where’s the ‘trust me’ option?

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