Windows can share local file systems via SMB. Samba is only needed on Unix/Linux which does not have the Windows software infrastructure built in. OS X, too, can share file systems via SMB and AFP (I believe) out of the box.
Joined: May 22, 2012
First of all thanks for your support. I am posting a small explanation incase anyone else is interested.
According to samba docs
"SMB, which stands for Server Message Block, is a protocol for sharing files, printers, serial ports, and communications abstractions such as named pipes and mail slots between computers."
Apple uses Apple Filing protocol (AFP) which includes SMB,NFS,FTP which helps to share files between mac systems.