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Old 12-08-2006, 11:56 PM   #12
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If you get a printer with USB and Firewire connections them you could presumably plug the ThinkPad into one and the Mac into the other.

Alternatively you could use a USB sharing hub -- if that's what they're called. I have one that has two inputs and four outputs. Each output has a switch to connect one or other of the inputs to an output. When I had a Mac and a PC sharing the same desk it was very useful.

Thread drift: Can you network the ThinkPad with the Mac for file sharing etc? I've been trying but I don't really know what I'm doing so at present I have to use Apple's .mac server to transfer files -- seems a bit ridiculous that files have to travel 6000 miles to cross a 6 foot gap.


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