The cost of the diskettes necessary to backup a machine, or the cost of a
laplink cable and software, or a zip drive, or a ... Will almost certainly
be as great, if not greater than the cost of a PCMCIA network card. I would
take a serious look at the network approach, it's just _so_ much easier.  

As for OS, if he can run XP on that machine go that route, if not run 2000,
the entire 95/98/98SE/ME line is a POS.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Buck Calabro [mailto:Buck.Calabro@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 3:11 PM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: RE: [PCTECH] Backup data from a laptop

Try a search for LapLink.  There are clones that I think are free, and I
think the cable is a typical serial cable with a null modem.  LapLink was a
package that let you attach a cable to the serial ports of two computers
(your laptop and desk PC for instance) and you'd run LapLink on one machine
and it would auto-install on the other machine and you could drag & drop
files from one to the other.

In a pinch you could make up a serial cable with some twisted pair and a
couple of DB9 connectors.

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