ok, having a mac is like living in an expensive designer apartment. It looks nice, it won't fall down and when you move in and turn on the lights a little voice asks you whether you'd like the house to automatically turn the lights on for you in future, while your tv plays a movie about all the "cool" "creative" things you can do with lights.
Windows is like moving into an apartment where everything is nice and shiny but the apartment block occasionally falls over, and underneath it's all made of MDF and cardboard. There are no locks on the front door, and there are dozens of back doors. When you move in and first turn on the lights it asks for your credit card number, after that you get electrocuted every now and then.
Linux is like moving into a squat. It won't cost you anything but since the building is actually a converted armaments bunker it will never fall down. The lock on the front door is massive, and to open any of the other doors or windows requires you to make the keys yourself. The place looks a bit drab, but since there is no landlord you can do what you want with it and make it look however you like. When you go to turn on the lights you discover that to get the lights to work you have to spend a few days crawling round in the basement with a torch and an instruction manual written in Old Icelandic connecting the wires yourself.
So that's where I am: I got atalk to work. I had to configure mDNSResponder using the voodoo I learned at
then I had to find out where to turn on the services. For some reason chkconfig (why is that so hard to type) and 'service' didn't work in the shell, but I found the services UI tool in gnome and started everything up. Finally I can connect to the Linux box from my mac.
Now to get the mac to mount a bit more gracefully on the linux box. Is mount -t cifs always that slow?