Macintosh Windows Integration: Integrating Your Macintosh with Windows 95/98 and Windows NT Environments

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9780125893251: Macintosh Windows Integration: Integrating Your Macintosh with Windows 95/98 and Windows NT Environments

Macintosh Windows Integration declares a truce in the OS wars by enabling organizations to effectively integrate both platforms. From using Macs on Windows NT networking, to sharing files and printers, to running Windows on Macs, Macintosh Windows Integration covers every aspect of cross-platform integration used by businesses. John Rizzo's book is filled with practical tips for solving cross-platform problems, as well as how-to information and discussions of the products and utilities that make a Mac-and-PC workflow system a reality.

* There has never been as complete a collection of Macintosh-Windows integration solutions anywhere, either in print or on the web.
* The book references web pages on the MacWindows.com web site, so that readers can get current updates to information in the book from the Internet.
* Based on feedback from the MacWindows.com web site, the book contains practical solutions to the cross-platform problems that most readers need to know about.
* The supplemental CD-ROM includes a first-hand look at some of the top utility and networking solutions described throughout the book, as well as electronic software manuals that show what the software on the market can do.

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Windows machines are becoming more Mac-like, and Macs adopt more Windows features every day, but a considerable gulf remains between the two popular consumer platforms. Macintosh Windows Integration: Integrating Your Macintosh with Windows 95/98 and Windows NT Environments explains how to get work done in an environment that includes both kinds of computers.

As an aid to those with experience in only one kind of computer's networking conventions, there's coverage on networking Macs and a separate chapter on networking Windows machines. After laying that groundwork, the book dives into cross-platform networking with TCP/IP and other protocols.

You'll find explicit procedures, accompanied by lots of screen shots, that show how to fit a Mac into a nest of Windows boxes and vice versa. There's a very helpful section on hooking one Mac to a single Windows computer via a null modem cable or crossover Ethernet cable, as well as some documentation of Virtual PC, SoftWindows, and hardware-based solutions for running PC software on the Mac. There's a lot of information here about Unix machines too. --David Wall

Topics covered: Exchanging files on floppy disks, converting files with special software, reconciling differences in filename conventions, and setting up multiple partitions on storage devices.

About the Author:

John Rizzo works for MacWindows in San Francisco and is currently writing a column for MacWorld on Macintosh Windows Integration.

Author and consultant John Rizzo is a leading expert in Macintosh-Windows integration. He runs the Macwindows.com web site, the Internet's biggest and most popular site providing information for system integrators and users. His articles about Windows NT and Macintosh integration frequently appear in magazines, and he has written several books about Macs, Windows, and networking.

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Published by Morgan Kaufmann (1999)
ISBN 10: 0125893256 ISBN 13: 9780125893251
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