Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 22:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Windows "I'm sure it's just a coincidence, but Windows 7 shipped around the same time I got married, and it includes a fascinating new technology called HomeGroup. Its goal is really simple: get all your home computers sharing documents, media, and printers with each other, in a way that is both secure and straightforward. But Microsoft also has a deeper aim here: they're trying to finally kill off the decrepit NetBIOS technology that's at the heart of most Windows sharing problems. So let's have a look at HomeGroup and the technologies involved that make it work. And just to keep things interesting, we'll compare HomeGroup with what Mac OS X offers."
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Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

The non-Windows 7 machines can access stuff shared with the home group, I believe.

They just need to connect with the HomeGroupUser$ user, and the homegroup password as the account password. I believe this can be done over IPv4, as only the ease-of-use features of Homegroups require IPv6.

At least, that's what I got out of the article. That's something I'll have to try out tomorrow. It's kinda late to do it now.

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