Apr 27 2009
Even though we are Mac users, we still have to share the computing world with Windows. That doesn’t mean we have to play nice. Keep your edge in a Windows world with this week’s freeware picks.
Control a PC from OS X over a network. This free system consists of a small server app that runs on the PC and a client app that runs on your Mac. With this setup you can manipulate files and folders and even remotely shut down the Windows PC. Have fun!
If you’d like to do it the Microsoft way, our good friends (under cover agents?) in the Macintosh Business Unit have a viable alternative. In all fairness, this alternative allows you to make resources on your Mac (local disks) available to the PC.
Transfer files from your Mac to PCs? Cover your tracks with KopyMac. This app will rid you of those troublesome invisible files that OS X likes to litter on Windows volumes. It also converts filenames to make them more PC friendly.
Use this tool to create login scripts that will mount SMB (Windows) volumes on startup. This will keep those Windows drives in easy reach.
Receive SMB messages on a Windows network. This app works as your equivalent of WinPopup, keeping you connected to PC’s like of communication.
Now, I expect you to use these applications responsibly. You’re on your own if you get caught. What did you expect from a Mac Mercenary?
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