How to Network Vista, XP, Linux and OS X

“rom the Apple menu, choose System Preferences. In the View menu
on the resultant window, choose Accounts. Click the ‘+’ button to
add a new user and enter a full descriptive name and a short name.
The short name is the username you’ll enter when logging into the
Mac. Enter a password to complete the task.

“Next, we need to turn on file sharing. In System Preferences,
click ‘Sharing’. This brings up a list of all the resources that OS
X can share. Highlight ‘File Sharing’ and ensure that it’s ticked,
then press ‘Options’. Make sure that ‘Share files and folders using
SMB’ is ticked and select the user name you want Windows users to
log in as to access the files you decide to share. Then click

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