smb23 at realcomputerguy.com
Mon May 7 19:42:16 GMT 2007
On Monday 07 May 2007, John G Walker wrote:
> The files are on a W98 system for historical reasons and they are
> being slowly migrated off. However, the reason I can't just move them
> is because I'm using Windows programs on the legacy systems. Some I
> wrote myself, in Visual Basic, so I can't blame anybody else for the
> situation. Another program I use is Photoshop, which they won't port
> to Linux (despite the fact it is the program most wanted to be ported
> to Linux). Etc. I need to keep running Windows as long as I have the
> need for such stuff.
The data files don't need to reside on that system. Virtually every app I know
of, including Photoshop, can access, open, edit, and save files on remote
shares. Some real legacy apps may require mapped drives instead of UNC paths
but they should, in most cases, work just fine.
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