More Stuff Your Network Can Do
You may know that your network can move files around and allow many Macs to access a single printer, but the fun doesn't stop there. Those who aren't satisfied with merely logging on to file servers can use these programs to add a wide range of abilities to their network.
Handy as email, easier than flossing your teeth. Naturally, I'm talking about sending messages to other users on your AppleTalk network. There are a number of programs out there that seamlessly integrate with your network, making sending messages a breeze. I've put together a brief review of the AppleTalk messaging programs I'm aware of, along with their basic features, strengths, and weaknesses. You should be able to find all of these programs on the Info-Mac mirrors, such the MIT Hyperarchive.
For many Mac users, the first brush with standard internet file transfers is scary. For your entire Mac-using existance, life has been straightforward: see file, select file, drag file, copy file. The internet idea of file transfer, however, is comparatively chaotic; sometimes FTP, sometimes from a web page, sometimes by email, and sometimes from newsgroups. It seem like the internet moves files around in any way except the easiest, drag and drop. Qdea Software's SpeedShare, however, makes internet file transfer work like moving files around your own network.
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