Understanding sharing


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Understanding sharing

As they say, no Mac is an island, and because this Mac of yours is likely to be surrounded by other devices, you should know how to configure it to communicate with those other devices. This is done through the Sharing System Preference, which we look at now. System Preferences and Sharing. First thing, if you don't like the name of your computer, change it at the top of this window. So, in this case, it says 15-inch MBP for my MacBook Pro but I can also change this to Chris' Mac, hit Return, and that changes the name of my Mac as it's seen through the network.

Now, the first option is DVD or CD Sharing. If you have a MacBook Air or new Mac mini that doesn't have a media drive, how are you supposed to install software from DVDs or CDs? You do it using this option. When you turn it on, on another computer on your network, you will be able to see disks inserted into this Mac's media drive. So for example if I have the Mac Pro on this network and I turn on DVD or CD Sharing t...

Understanding sharing
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Understanding sharing provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Lion Essential Training

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Business
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Mac OS X
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