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Jul 25, 2003, 09:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"I recently decided to start making more use of a neglected computer of mine. It's an eMac that has been sitting quietly on my kitchen table the past two years. I decided to explore how best to share files, printers, and applications between a Macintosh and my desktop Linux box.

"Keep in mind that I'm not a system admin. I have beaten various PCs into submission the past 20-plus years, but that's due mainly to stubbornness rather than guile. The thought of actually having to learn how to install and configure Samba has kept me from venturing down this path before. But finally my desire to use it outweighed my fear.

"My LAN is a typical home configuration. The cable modem feeds a Belkin wireless router, which connects to both the eMac and the Linux box. The eMac can run most legacy Mac OS 9 applications as well as OS X. My desktop box is running Red Hat 9.0..."

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