18. Sharing Files in OS X Lion

Since the early days of the Mac, file sharing has been a matter of clicking a button or two, locating your Mac in a list, and then connecting to it. It has been fast, painless, and didn’t require a network administrator to get the job done. Apple has made this even simpler in Lion with the addition of AirDrop. AirDrop allows zero-configuration networking to take place between two or more modern Lion-equipped Macintoshes.

In addition, Lion supports file sharing with Windows computers and can be easily integrated into almost any network environment—home, office, or enterprise. This chapter covers the process of sharing and accessing files with both Windows and Macintosh systems and explores the use of AirDrop for ...

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