I would like to be able to connect my Mac ( Mac OS 9) directly to a Windows machine ( Windows 98) using an ethernet crossover cable. I dont want to use any other hardware. Is this possible? I hope to be able to transfer graphics files I have worked on to my boss’ Windows machine. Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
One of the classic programs out there to do this by the network is “DAVE.” You can read about it at Apple and download a demo:
But the home is here:
Another option is NOT to do it by network transfer, but by reading PC formatted diskettes and CD-ROMs, probably a situation you’ll run into much more often. Here is another program called MacOpener 2000:
Thanks Jeremy. I have heard of “DAVE”, however I was looking for a “cheap” or free solution. I know my boss will not buy any software as the Mac is my own. I was scoping out the Apple Knowledge Base and it seems I could try and use Web Sharing / File Sharing. The instructions seem reasonably clear if I wanted to attach myself to a network with some sort of dial up access. But in my situation there is no network per se. Just an ethernet cable and another computer, a PC. I visited “DAVE” this morning and decided to try a demo of MacSOHO, another Thursby product. It seems to do pretty much the same thing, just a bit more lightweight.
Thanks again. I will let you know if it works.
Virtual PC will also do the job.
If you’re looking for “low-cost” Mac software, drop me a line.