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49927Re: [linux] Re: connecting macintosh to linux

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  • Dave Markowitz
    May 3, 2005
      George Osvald wrote:
      > --- In linux@yahoogroups.com, Scott <scottro@n...> wrote:
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      >>On Wed, Apr 27, 2005 at 11:33:22PM +0000, George Osvald wrote:
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      >>>
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      >>>I am considering getting a MAC computer. Anyone's had any
      >
      > experience
      >
      >>>with MAC + Linux connecting. I am basically interested in
      >
      > printing
      >
      >>>only and the MAC will likely be running the latest software.
      >>>I have done a lot of work with Samba and connecting Windows
      >>>workstations. Is there a package for MAC?
      >>
      >>
      >>
      >>Mac OS X does support samba out of the box--for instance, you go
      >
      > to Go,
      >
      >>Connect to Server and type in whatever, as follows--for example
      >>
      >>smb://nyserve2/share
      >>
      >>You're then asked for username and password, and given the option
      >
      > of
      >
      >>putting the password in the keyring, meaning, it'll be saved.
      >>
      >>Fairely straightforward.
      >>
      >>Printing with Macs can be problematic, because there is often no
      >
      > real
      >
      >>print support for the Mac, especially with non-postscript
      >
      > printers.
      >
      >
      > I was told by a MAC salesmen that MAC can run CUPS for printing. If
      > that's true then I could run CUPS on the MAC as a client of the
      > server running on my Linux server. That should work without any
      > problems.

      If you are running Mac OS-X, then CUPS is on by default. Try pointing
      your browser at <http://localhost:631>.


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