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II. Using Your Network > 7. Mixing Macintosh and Windows Computers

Chapter 7. Mixing Macintosh and Windows Computers

Family relations aren’t always easy, especially if you’ve got political divisions percolating inside your house. For example, maybe the computers on your network are a mixture of Windows and Macintosh machines, all linked in an uneasy, fragile alliance? Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of both Apple and Microsoft, all your hardware (if not your humans) now stand a much better chance of getting along.

Starting with Mac OS X 10.3, Apple began a new chapter in Mac–Windows relations: with the newest versions of the Mac OS, Macs, and Windows PCs can see each other on the network, with no special software (or talent) required. Now, instead of operating-system isolationism, your computers can find common ground and speak the same language.


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