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    Looking for help connecting vista and mac os
    bryans83's Avatar
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    20" iMac Intel Core 2 Duo (Aluminum & Glass) 260 GB HD
    Looking for help connecting vista and mac os
    Okay, so here's what I've got:

    Primary Computer: iMac with Mac OS X 10.4
    Secondary Computer: Laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium
    Wireless Router (WRT54G) (Connected to iMac)
    HP Photosmart C5280 (Connected to iMac)

    Here's What I want to do:

    Create a Home Network, (wireless or wired.. doesn't really matter) in which I can share specific (or all, if necessary) files from both systems (primarily for pdfs, images, and a few microsoft word and excel documents) This is supposed to be fairly easy, but I am not very familiar with Networking a Mac to Windows, nor am I experienced with Vista. Both Computers are less than 4 months old.

    I am also wondering if I can use the Mac as a server to share the Printer so that if I need to I can print something directly from the Laptop. I'm not concerned about the iMac being on when this happens, because either way I would have to go to the mac to print a document, and swapping the plug in from the mac to laptop isn't an option.

    If anyone knows of any great tutorials or has any pointers I would be Extremely grateful. and if you could find a "dumby" version, it would be even better.
    I Only Let my iMac do the fun, important stuff like Videos, Pictures & Music. My Laptop does the boring stupid stuff like pie-charts, word documents, and spreadsheets. I Love my iMac!

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    Looking for help connecting vista and mac os
    bryans83's Avatar
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    Aug 28, 2007
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    Specs:
    20" iMac Intel Core 2 Duo (Aluminum & Glass) 260 GB HD
    I forgot to add my explanation for having a *shudders* Vista Computer, a)Because I cant find a laptop with XP, and b)We Live in a world where the Mac OS is still greatly and unjustly ignored, I have Photoshop, I use iPhoto, iMovie, iTunes, and Final Cut for my photos and videos, but there are just so many things out there that can only be done on Windows.

    I work for a software company, and for the past 2 years I've made my voice known, that Mac software should be made too... unfortunately from a business aspect, Macs don't have enough Market share. oh well, I love Macs way more... they're so much more stable and easy to use.
    I Only Let my iMac do the fun, important stuff like Videos, Pictures & Music. My Laptop does the boring stupid stuff like pie-charts, word documents, and spreadsheets. I Love my iMac!

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    Looking for help connecting vista and mac os
    traveler09's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2007
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    I would like to know this myself. Looks like you never got an answer.

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    Looking for help connecting vista and mac os
    louishen's Avatar
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    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    Already covered in this and other threads linked to the thread below

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...=vista+leopard

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