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Old 06-15-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default Transfering files between computers of different operating systems

hi i have a windows operated desktop pc and a apple powerbook and i was wondering what a fast easy way of transferring program files between the two is, right now im using aol instant messenger and it takes way too long.

any help is greatly appriciated thank you.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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Setup FTP or use CD/DVD-R/RW (RW might be best so you dont have to waste a ton of CDs)
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what exactly is ftp?
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Default Re: Transfering files between computers of different operating systems

screw ftp. firewire is the way to go.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:21 PM   #5
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If both computers have a firewire port, john123 is definitely correct; fastest and easiest way. But if not, FTP is (in my opinion) the most reliable way to transfer your files without having to set up inter-OS networks

This is FTP:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_Transfer_Protocol

You just need a server and a client
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:26 PM   #6
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i dont believe my windows computer has a firewire port but i am leaning twoard the dvd-rw theory. is there a special program you have to have in order to erase the data on the dvd?
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I don't think so; you just need your regular burning program- if it doesn't let you erase / write over the data, you need new or updated software. Download.com will definitely have something free if you want, or you can purchase Nero
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:33 PM   #8
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i think ill try that thank you very much
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No problem, good luck
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