Join Christopher Breen for an in-depth discussion in this video Using a remote disc, part of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks.
In Apple's view the CD and DVD are things of the past.…You can get music, movies, and software from the iTunes store or Mac apps store,…so why would we need these silvery disks? Well, oddly, some people still find value…in ripping their audio CDs and installing older software that's housed on removable media.…And yes, I'm being sarcastic. There's a feature that's part of OS10 that…can help with one of these issues. It's called Remote Disc, and it will allow…you to install CD or DVD based software from one Mac to another.…It doesn't, however, support audio CDs or video DVDs.…
For those situations, you'll have to pungle-up for an external media drive,…which you can purchase for around $35 in the US.…It works this way, what we're looking at right now is my MacPro.…This happens to have a media drive on it and I have a disk in that drive.…I go to System Preferences, I select sharing, and then I enable the DVD or CD…sharing option. Now, the software disks that I have in my…media drive are accessible to other Macs on the network.…
- Creating smarter Smart Mailboxes
- Sharing and delegating calendars
- Syncing Google contacts
- Discovering hidden tricks within contact headings
- Scheduling startup and shutdown
- Copying files via Bluetooth
- Using a remote disc
- Creating password-protected archives
- Creating a bootable installer drive
- Repairing your keychain
- Resetting your login password
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Mail Tips
2. Calendar Tips
3. Contact Tips
4. System Preference Tips
5. Finder Tips
6. Tips for Troubleshooters
Repairing your keychain1m 48s
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