So this morning I converted my old ASUS UL80 laptop [circa-2010] to Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS [and removed the factory installed Windows 7 Home Edition (64-bit); now running Ubuntu as the sole OS], and I really like it compared to the abortion of an OS known as Windows lol that I've had on PCs in the past. I recently bought a late 2013 21.5" iMac [running OS X 10.9.2], and I'm trying to figure out how to link it over my home wireless network to the ASUS laptop running Ubuntu OS. The reason I'm interested in this is that I don't have an external optical drive to plug into my iMac, and the ASUS laptop is located in another room, set up on a semi-permanent improvised "life-support" stand/fan setup lol [these ASUS UL series laptops are notorious for overheating, and this one is no exception], so simply connecting the two via-ethernet cable isn't an option. I'd like to be able to transfer files between the two computers, as well as be able to use my iMac to remotely access the ASUS laptop's optical drive [to read & write CD/DVD] - using my home wireless network. I'm not sure how to do this [in regards to setting up Ubuntu with OS X]. I'm familiar with how to link up OS X and Windows thru the same network, but I'm a noob on Linux-based OS. Is this possible, and if so how would I go about doing it? Thanks!