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Mac OS X Leopard Phrasebook by Brian Tiemann

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Chapter 14. Sharing Files and Resources

One of the luxuries that Mac OS X inherits from being built on an open-source Unix platform is that it can speak all the networking languages that every other operating system speaks, because the open-source community has over the years developed solutions for allowing their Linux and BSD boxes to interoperate with the other machines on their networks. This means that not only can Mac OS X connect to AppleShare resources—shared from Macs using Apple’s age-old networking protocol—it can also connect to Unix-native NFS shares, as well as to Windows-native SMB/CIFS shares using the open-source Samba utility. Using Mac OS X, you can even connect to WebDAV shares, such as iDisk. Mac OS X integrates all these ...

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