Been reading about Mac + Linux networking but I'm still confused. Lets
say I get Netatalk working and I share the folders on the Linux box.
Can the Macs read/write to the remote Linux file server just as
normally as they see their own HFS/HFS+ file systems? If not, what do
I need? I want to build a cheap alternative to buying a G4/G5 Mac and
Mac OS X Server.

Thnx