Mapping Network Shares on OS X vs. Windows

I often hear how OS X “just works” and how it’s so easy to do pretty much everything. Often the differences between the Windows and OS X way are just that, different, not really better or worse. That’s why I was so surprised to find out how relatively hard it is to assign a drive letter to a network share on OS X.

Chalk one up on the Windows side of things. On XP and Vista it’s as simple as right-clicking on the share and selecting “Map Network Drive…”