Mac / Windows connection


#1

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!


#2

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:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/networking_security/dave.html

But the home is here:

http://www.thursby.com/products/

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:

http://www.dataviz.com/products/macopener/index.html

Have fun!


#3

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.


#4

Virtual PC will also do the job.

If you’re looking for “low-cost” Mac software, drop me a line.