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OSX WIN98 NETWORK: Is it possible to share files and printers by setting up a network with these two OSs?

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i am trying to network these two machines together so eventually i can connect the printer and all my external storage devices to the PC running WIN98 (or higher if needed). once this is done i would like to be able to connect to this network from my laptop anywhere in the house. my laptop is running OSX10.3.3.

will i need to purchase and upgrade for the PC? what is the easiest way to do this with minimal purchases for the PC running WIN98?

the only reason i have this machine is because it is my girlfriend's and i use it to view my web designs on PC platform browsers. i figure since i have the machine i would like to put it to better use as a storage a printing hub.

let me know if i am barking up the wrong tree and if there is a better way to do this.

ideally, at one point i would like to be able to remotely access my storage and printer remotely via the internet while on the road.

thank you for the help. i could really use it.

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Yes, its possible, but working with 98 is going to be a nightmare. You'll want at least 2k on it. As long as something is shared on the PC, you'll be able to access it with OS X through the network window. Printers can be shared as similarly but accessed with the Printer Setup utility. There are lots of help files on it at www.macosxhints.com
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