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Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook by David Pogue, Adam Engst

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Chapter 14. N

Netscape Navigator/Communicator

In Windows: Netscape Navigator/Communicator

The Macintosh and Windows versions of Netscape Navigator and Communicator are even more alike than the corresponding versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Better yet, the Windows versions of Netscape’s browsers seem to have been designed first on the Macintosh, so they’re among the easiest Internet programs to use on both platforms. You can learn more about the Windows version of Netscape Communicator and download a copy from Netscape’s web site at http://www.netscape.com/computing/download/index.html.

Network Browser

In Windows: Network Neighborhood

In Mac OS 8.5, Apple introduced Network Browser, which helps you find and connect to file servers on your network. The corresponding program in Windows is called Network Neighborhood. (If it doesn’t show up on your Windows Desktop, you can add it from Control Panel → Network → Configuration → Add → Client → Microsoft → Client for Microsoft Networks.)

Using Network Neighborhood to browse for, and connect to file and print servers on your network is simplicity itself. Doubleclick the Network Neighborhood icon, and then double-click the icon for the server you want to access. The process works exactly like opening folders in Windows, with three exceptions:

  • In the main Network Neighborhood window, you’ll see an icon for Entire Network, along with icons for servers in your local workgroup. If your network includes multiple workgroups, double-click Entire ...

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