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04-09-2013, 10:56 AM
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If your PC needs are just the Office tools, the Office for Mac suite or iLife (Pages/Numbers/Keynote) or Libreoffice (free version of Office) should all be able to create powerpoint slides that work on Windows. I do this all the time on my iMac..
If you have other PC needs, then a VM is fine.
If you use either Parallels or VMWare Fusion as your virtualization software then when you plug in your external writer, you will be promoted to indicate whether the Mac or Windows should have access to the device, choose the one that makes sense and off you go..
Any reputable decent speed burner should be fine, I can't imagine that these are very expensive these days..
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