How to make Mac and Windows Talk


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My roomate wants to transfer files form his mac to his pc. How do you do it? I fiddled around and installed Appletalk on his xp box, but I have no idea what to do next.

In the meanwhile, I set up an ftp, and he copied the files that way.

I'm sure there's an easier way.
Yeah, I've never really gotten the Windows Appletalk server to work that well. However at work we use a program called PC Maclan which does its job quite well, if you want to install it on XP you will need to get the latest version. If you have a linux box lying around you can also use netatalk to do the trick. Actually my setup at home, which consists of 1 linux box, 1 XP box, and a mac, works that way. I have netatalk and samba set up on the linux machine, that way I can transfer files between all three.
If you use Linux as a fileserver you can do all sorts of nifty things like NFS exports to the Mac. I've never done it myself, so I couldn't say how hard that would be.
set up an ftp or something. Either that or use aim. Aim will go through the network for sending the files so you should get nearly the same speed you would with normal file sharing... but it works well for sending files between platforms.