If you have Windows boxes you need to be able to make access shared files hosted on a Mac running Mac OS X 10.1, you’re in luck — Miramar Systems has announced a new upgrade to its PC MACLAN for Windows 95/98/Me that’s now Mac OS X 10.1 compatible. The new version is 7.2.1.
The software installs on Windows-equipped PCs and enables them to access files and printers through AppleTalk File Protocol (AFP). With the software installed, PCs running Windows 95, 98 or Me can connect to AppleShare file serves and Macintoshes with File Sharing turned on. A PC MACLAN-equipped Windows computer can access the files over the Internet or a local area network, according to Miramar Systems.
Miramar Systems also noted in this release enhanced cross-platform support of Ghostscript. With Ghostscript installed, Mac users can print to non-PostScript printers on the network. A PC running this new version of PC MACLAN can share its attached printer with Macs installed on the network running Ghostscript, according to the developer.
PC MACLAN for Windows 95/98/ME also includes PC Migrator, A.K.A. and MacOpener by DataViz.
The software requires a Pentium-equipped PC running Windows 95, 98 or Me, 32MB RAM and 5MB free hard drive space. The PC must also be equipped with an NDIS 3.1 or higher compliant Ethernet card. PC MACLAN retails for US$199; upgrades from previous versions range from $69 – $99.