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Re: [OT] Network file sharing

Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 08:59:05PM +1000, Steven Hanley wrote:
> >
> > admittedly I and you both avoid macos to the extent of not having it installed
> > or never booting into it, however I am pretty sure apple had to bow into the
> > pressure annd make their desktop support the msot common network file system
> > setup found in the corporate world a few years ago. I could boot into macos to
> > confirm this but Ireally dont want ot. Every mac I have seen at uni has
> > support for windows file sharing, and I am pretty sure it is standard in macos
> > now days. (anyone else care to comment?)
> if it was it was VERY well hidden, i never saw any evidence of such a
> thing in all varients of OS8 (which is what i used before dumping
> macos) or in 9.0 or 9.1 which i only breifly tinkered with.
> > I seem to remmber windows file sharing being available in the chooser or
> > whatever it is, and SMB printing also works from a standard macos install so
> > hey.
> not in any MacOS i have ever seen.  the proprietary, expensive
> commercial addon adds things to the chooser... (dave i think its called.)

I think the mac's we had last year could do it, but it didn't
matter, we never tried to use it, because we had netatalk file
sharing up and working with printing working great in less than an
hour.  God bless Apple for using postscript.  The windoze boxes and
laptops had to wait three whole days for all the problems with SMB
file sharing and printing to be ironed out.  The problems and bugs
turned out to be all these boxes and laptops running the "same"
windows98, but acting totally differently.  Even sailors don't curse
like IT managers supporting windows, I know because I am/was both.


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