Don\'t you need a specific software program like \"Dave\" to handle this kind of thing? I\'m not that up on it, but I believe this is what you need to accomplish the Mac-PC network thing. This would avoid switching to OS X .
You can use Dave, but if you have OSX, it\'s built in - you don\'t need to spend $150 on it, and it works really well. It takes about 30 seconds to switch startup disks from os9 to X, so it\'s not a big deal.
If you use OS 9, you can try Timbuktu Pro.
Install the software in every comp and you will
share/control every mac/PC connected to your LAN.
Also I haven\'t tried this but I think Timbuktu can
be used as a kind of KVM too...