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by Tom Nelson

Sharing files on a Mac seems to me to be one of the easiest file sharing systems available on any computer platform. Of course, that may just be because I’m very used to how the Mac and its operating system work.

Even in the early days of the Mac, file sharing was built into the Mac. Using the AppleTalk networking protocols, you could easily mount drives connected to one networked Mac to any other Mac on the network. The whole process was a breeze, with almost no complex setup required.

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Nowadays, file sharing is slightly more complex, but the Mac still makes the process a simple one, allowing you to share files between Macs, or, using the SMB protocol, between Macs, PCs, and Linux/UNIX computer systems.

The Mac’s file sharing system hasn’t changed a great deal since OS X Lion, though there are subtle differences in the user interface, and in the AFP and SMB versions that are used.

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