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Chapter 33. Building and Using a Network > Mac OS X to the Max: Networking Mac ...

Mac OS X to the Max: Networking Mac OS X with Windows Computers

Because support for Windows and Unix file-sharing protocols is built in to Mac OS X, using a Mac on a Windows or Unix network is much easier under Mac OS X than it was under previous versions of the Mac OS. It is just as easy to add a Windows computer to a Mac-based network.

Sharing Files with Windows Computers

You can use Mac OS X to access files provided on a windows computer on your network via the SMB protocol without doing any additional configuration. To use files provided on a Windows or Unix network that uses SMB, perform the following steps:


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