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Mac & PC networking

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by JW8725, May 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Hello im a switcher into my second week with the mac mini. What I now want to do is run a network as both machines are next to each other.

    How can i network the mac and PC? I have a usb cable and an ethernet cable too. Would i be able to make the mini the "master computer" with net access and the pc "slave" that can access the net thru the mini's connections.

    Just how does one communicate on these 2 platforms?

    Also dumb question, please dont hate me. But if i have a bootable NTFS hard drive will windows work on the mac?

    Thanks people!
  2. macrumors 68030


    Duff-Man says....this thread in the OS X forum is our "bible" for Mac/PC networking....you'll probably find all you need to know in there.....oh yeah!
  3. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    The best guide to networking Windows and OSX is here. As for the NTFS drive, assuming it's compatible with your Mac, I'm pretty sure the OSX CD/DVD will reformat it to HFS+ or whatever OSX runs. This means you'll lose all the data on it though.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Thank you so much...as ever I LOVE YOU PEOPLE!

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