Re: What computer, what software for a lab? (take II)

Subject: Re: What computer, what software for a lab? (take II)
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: Sam Beard <sbeard -at- oico -dot- com>, TechWrl list <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 08:09:35 -0700

Hi, Sam
Thanks-that's what I thought.
This gets around the issue of peculiar hdd formats. Each OS knows how to
read its own format, and presents directory and file information over
the network.
The target system doesn't know or care what format the source machine
keeps information in.


Sam Beard wrote:
> Jay,
> Yes, Macs can share files with Windoze machines over a network. Macs
> can also read files from other machines, including Windoze machines,
> over said network, access printers and other accessories (or allow
> access, if serving as the host machine), and can be set up so that you
> can access your own data off of said Mac from another computer anywhere
> else, as long as you have the existing Mac connected to the 'Net and
> have 'Net access with the off-site machine.
> Samuel I. Beard, Jr.
> Technical Writer
> OI Analytical
> 979 690-1711 Ext. 222
> sbeard -at- oico -dot- com
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> Of Jay Maechtlen
> Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 7:43 PM
> To: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
> Cc: techwr-l List
> Subject: Re: What computer, what software for a lab? (take II)
> There may be one more approach- sharing folders or drives so that
> they're visible over the "network". The other VMs then see the shared
> folders as network resources. I'm guessing that the MAC OS can share a
> folder so that it's visible to a Windoze machine over the network?
> This should work within a single physical box as well as multiple boxes
> connected via network.
> cheers
> Jay
> quills -at- airmail -dot- net wrote:
>> Both Parallels and VMFusion allow running Windows as an "application"
> so that instead of two desktops (Mac and Windows) you only have
>> the Mac and the Windows apps appear as an app in the Mac OS. VMFusion
> allows you to run several different types of *nix, I'm not sure
>> that Parallels does.
>> The main caveat is that if you want read/write capabilites to the
> Windows partition you have to use FAT32. If you use NTFS format in
>> the partition you will have read only from the Mac side. On the
> Windows side, in order to read or write to the Mac partition or disks
>> you need a 3rd party application. However you can drag and drop
> between the two windows.
>> Scott
>> On Mon 08/05/19 09:30 , "Sam Beard" sent:
>>> All,
>>> What Geoff says is all true. However, one thing that he possibly
>>> forgot to mention is that VMWare Fusion will allow you to run pretty
>>> much ANY version of Windows from 3.1 all the way up to at least XP,
> if
>>> not Vista. Parallels Desktop only allows for XP, 2000(?), and Vista,
> I
>>> believe. Also, I heard that one of them (possibly Fusion?) will allow
>>> you to run a Windows program just like running another Mac app,
> meaning
>>> that you don't necessarily have to start up the virtualization
>>> software,only the app you want to run. I could be wrong on this, but
> I seem to
>>> recall reading/hearing something about it.

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