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  1. #1

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    Apr 04, 2007
    MBP i7, 8gb ram, iPhone 4
    switching to mac at work...interfacing with PCs
    we are considering switching to macs at work. we do grpahics and animations for bars and clubs and we saw the new final cut studio setup and we NEED it, so today i have been speccing up a Mac Pro as our first mac in the new studio. i need to know how a mac will interface with our PC server and other pcs in the studio. at the moment we can drag and drop files onto each others machines will this still be possible from mac to PC and vice versa? will the mac interface with our windows server?

    i am going to try my macbook at work on monday, any tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    Member Since
    Jan 14, 2005
    St. Gallen, Switzerland
    iMac Core i5, iPad, iPhone 4
    Mac OS X has some very good networkign features. When setup properly, Macs and PC's can jsut swap files effortlessly. They see each other just like a hard drive.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Assuming you're on a fairly small network (i.e. not using a domain/Active Directory for security), you should be able to just click the 'Go' menu and click 'Connect to Server'. In the Server Address field, type:

    ...substituting the <servername> and <sharename> for the appropriate values for your server. Don't forget to use forward '/' slashes instead of backslashes.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2007
    MBP i7, 8gb ram, iPhone 4
    awesome dudes, will have a play with it on monday. could be putting an order in later in the week

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