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Macs Can Do It

I liked Michael J. DeMaria's Workshop article "How To Make Mac OS X Do Windows" (July 22, 2004). At last, people are noticing that having a Mac in the enterprise is not only easy, but really no different from having any other box on the desktop.

One open-source solution that lets a Windows administrator remotely control a Mac box is Real VNC (, developed by Timbuktu and the AT&T labs. It comes in handy for Microsoft Project file conversions, as well as for many of my users (Mac OS 10.3.4) who need to visit client Web sites using Internet Explorer for Windows.

Damon John Hoxworth
Systems Administrator
Holguin, Fahan & Associates

[email protected]

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