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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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From Laptop to Desktop and Back: Direct Cable Connection

For many users, a full-blown network is overkill (and expensive overkill, to boot). If you want to just share files between a desktop machine and a notebook, it makes no sense to install network interface cards and cables and run through the whole network configuration rigmarole.

On the other hand, using floppy disks to transfer files between two machines, even with the useful synchronization features built into Briefcase, is still a relatively tedious affair.

For easier file transfers, Windows 98 provides a solution that's simpler to implement than a network connection and is less cumbersome than floppy disks: Direct Cable Connection.

Direct Cable Connection is a network client that doesn't ...

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