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Take Control of Sharing Files in Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Chapter 4. Reasons for File Sharing

Now that you know the basics of what file sharing is and the advantages it offers, you can start taking control of sharing files by considering what you want to accomplish by sharing files, and with whom you need to exchanges files. In this section, I break out reasons for file sharing into a few large categories.

Note

Knowing what you want to accomplish may help you determine what hardware or bandwidth you need, covered in What You Need to Serve Files. Also, it may influence your choice of a file-sharing technique, discussed in Decide on a File-Sharing Method.

Coordinate Group Projects

When you and at least one other person need to collaborate on a common set of files, you can set up a central location to store ...

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