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  1. #1
    Gauvain
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    Apologies now, if this has been asked before (PC to MAC transfering)
    Hello gang!

    I am going to be a new MAC owner shortly (MINI of course for affordability) The one thing I would like to know is this, what will be the easiest way to hook them up and transfer files from a ME machine (yuck!) I have read somewhere that the MAC wont even need a special cable for networking directly. It can use regular LAN cable. Will I have to borrow a router from someone? I have hooked up before with an XP machine to a ibook. But it was very wierd, the PC wouldnt see it but the MAC could.

    Thanks alot guys and gals!

    Robert

    P.S. Yippeee the Mac is shipping two weeks early! I have everything here waiting for it. Ram, monitor, keyboard-mouse,MAC Office X,airport w/ airtunes....im almost giddy!

  2. #2
    Desolate One
    Guest
    Nope, no special cable needed. Since I already had a network setup here all I needed to do was plug my mac into the switch and madee sure file sharing was enabled on my PCs. That's it!

    Welcome aboard and congrats on the Mac! :mac:

  3. #3
    cadsmn
    Guest
    If you don't have a router, hub or switch you will need a crossover cable assuming your ME box has an Ethernet adaptor.

  4. #4
    Gauvain
    Guest
    it does have a ethernet, so I WILL need a crossover cable? OK thats fine Ill probably just access a router instead. save time and problems maybe...just got word that my Mini is in China, well leaving china at least...

    Robert

  5. #5
    DCyamaha
    Guest
    If i burn all of my old files that I want to keep MP3s, word docs, excel, etc. Will my mac be able to read these CDs that i burn Assuming I have the correct software (MS office for mac)??

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by DCyamaha
    If i burn all of my old files that I want to keep MP3s, word docs, excel, etc. Will my mac be able to read these CDs that i burn Assuming I have the correct software (MS office for mac)??
    Absolutly. Anything you burn on a mac or pc can be read by either. And yes, obviously you will need to correct software to open those certain types.

    But everything will transfer w/ out a problem.

    Happy switching!
    DJ Lee

    Watts Up Productions
    www.wattsupproductions.com

  7. #7
    bopat
    Guest
    And just so you know (before u get flammed by the seniors).....

    It's a Mac (short for Macintosh) not a MAC!!!

  8. #8
    Gauvain
    Guest
    well im posting this from my MINI with the 1 gig stick...

    loving it, if i could only get my pc burner to work now i could transfer everything.

    robert

    thanks for the help on my Mac guys!

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