I have a Dell Optiplex 745 running Windows Vista Ultimate and an iMac (Intel-based) running the latest version of Leopard. Apparently, I can connect the two computers directly with a crossover cable, and then use the Vista machine as a hard drive for the iMac. I must mention I have Parallels desktop running on the iMac and a copy of Vista running as a virtual machine, so I should be able to run the Dell software, etc. directly from Parallels on the iMac - right? I have connected the machines with a crossover cable, but I cannot locate the one on the other; the iMac does not "see" the Dell and vice versa. What am I doing wrong? Or waht should I do differently?