New PC MacLAN update lets Windows talk to Mac OS X 10.1

Miramar Systems Inc. has announced an upgrade to its networking product PC MacLAN for Windows 95, 98 and ME that is 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. 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 LAN, according to Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Miramar Systems.

Miramar Systems also announced that this release features enhanced cross-platform support of Ghostscript. With Ghostscript installed, Macintosh users can print to non-PostScript printers on a 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 Miramar.

PC MacLAN for Windows 95/98/ME comes bundled with PC Migrator, a PC-based utility for migrating Mac files to PCs, and A.K.A., a Mac-based utility for adding PC file extensions to Mac files still residing on the Mac. It also includes MacOpener from Trumbull, Conn.-based DataViz Inc.

The software requires a Pentium-equipped PC running Windows 95, 98 or ME with 32MB of RAM and 5MB of free hard drive space. The PC must also be equipped with an NDIS 3.1 or higher compliant Ethernet card. PC MacLAN retails for $199; upgrades from previous versions range from $69 to $99.

This story, "New PC MacLAN update lets Windows talk to Mac OS X 10.1" was originally published by MacCentral.

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