transferring files directly between two computers

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tonypham

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I have a friend with a mac laptop that I need to transfer roughly ~110 GB from. I have a laptop that dual boots Windows 7 and Kubuntu 12.10. Does anyone know the quickest and easiest way to directly transfer these files between our computers? Neither of us has a large enough external hard drive.
 

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Neither of us have one of those unfortunately. Is it possible to use a HD with an OS already on it as an external HD in an enclosure?
 

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Is it possible to use a HD with an OS already on it as an external HD in an enclosure?
Only the spare space.
Although if you put a bootable Linux on it you could use that on both machines.
 

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You'll only need a cross-over cable if neither ethernet port is auto-sensing. Any PC that had Windows 7 or Vista pre-installed is almost guaranteed to have auto-sensing ports.

You could also connect both computers to a router or switch to network them.
 

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Is there a common file formatting type common to all OSes? I know NTFS can be used between Linux and Windows but I've heard OSX is less receptive to that format.
 
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