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Very good news today as Unibrain has released Firenet for OS X.

Firenet is a solution to create a computer to computer network via Firewire. This solution was avalaible for OS 9, but with slow transfer results. The OS X version is supposed to give results as good as a Gigabit Ethernet transfer. You can download a free trial version for OS X, which allows 30 minutes of FireNet functionality per reboot.

I'll post some testing results later today.

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Kill vs. Reboot
Authored by: percy on Dec 07, '01 12:12:47PM

I really don't know how it works, and I haven't tried it. But can anyone confirm that you have to reboot to gain new funtionality, not just kill and relaunch. I guess there might be some more things you'd have to do, like checking if the application checks for a file created and destroyed at start-up respectively shutdown, but it should be able to have a better trial application than what is provided.

This is not at all to hack the application or ot avoid paying, if it's a great product. If one wants to do that, you can usually just download a serial from somewhere. This is just to see if one can get a better trial application before buying the product.

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It works
Authored by: dperetti on Dec 08, '01 08:49:56AM

I just tried it ... and it really rocks. Using IPNetShareX and FireNet, I've been able to surf the internet on my Tibook connected to the Desktop G4 by FireWire.

Of course the cable modem is connected to the Desktop G4...

The perfomances seem quite good !

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It works... not so well
Authored by: dperetti on Dec 10, '01 09:16:53AM

I've actually had 3 kernel panic on the TiBook since I installed it... the very last one while copying folders via IP...

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