Mac-to-PC Integration

Tony Travis ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri
Wed Nov 3 05:46:01 EST 1993

Allen Delaney (allen at ca.ubc.brc.sparc) wrote:
: If what Bill Gates is saying about Windows/NT is true, then replacing
: DOS with NT might be the way to go. Microsoft claims transparent
: networking to Macs, UNIX, OS/2, DOS, Netware ......

Iff all the DOS machines are 386DX or better with at least 12Mb RAM and
100Mb disk space!

: I'd be interested if anyone has had any experience doing this.

In my opinion the widely held view that NT stands for 'NOT TRUE' tells
you all you need to know.  Yes, we have tried NT ...

: We use UNIX servers here, which works quite well, but if you don't have
: any unix machines, you might want to look into this.

We network everything from the feeblest XT to the latest top end Macs
via PCNFS and Netatalk using the Unix filesystem to share files on both
Mac and PC platforms.

I've seen people posting on comp.os.linux to say that they are running
Linux as an NFS server to DOS PCNFS clients.  A 'minimum' configuration
PC for NT would perform well as a Linux NFS server, and run X11 easily.

Linux can be installed from CDROM too ;-)

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