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    An interesting question that needs an answer
    Hey, Im not sure if this is possible because it sounds a bit crazy, but is it possible for a PC (windows) to use a macs dvd burner through the ethernet Lan cable, simply by plugging the two computers into each other? the reason being is that the PC does not have a dvd burner at the moment.

    Thanks

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    I don't see this happening. For two reasons:

    1) to my knowledge, the only ethernet / lan interfaces right now that work on the mac are HD access and Printer sharing, as well as a few other smaller things.

    2) the way that your PC will send the information to the mac from your burning software will be in a different format than that which the mac sends information to the burner.

    Why not just drop the information onto the mac, and THEN burn?

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
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    Yeah, I thought so

    oh well

    Thanks a lot!

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    Or there is this if you want an  on your dvd burner:
    Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive - Apple Store (U.S.)

    But you'd have to open up and fiddle with the guts of the drive a little as shown here to make it work.
    MacBook Air SuperDrive for all - a set on Flickr

    Or there is a software only version of the hack so you can use it on a PC. And all you need for it to work is:
    MacBook Air SuperDrive
    A copy of the OS X Leopard Installation DVD released after the Air came out - I believe you need 10.5.4, or Bootcamp Drivers version 2.1.
    a free USB socket and existing optical drive
    Windows XP/Vista should work. 7/Server 2008 will probably work.
    http://geeks.against.tv/applemacbook...erdriveonanypc

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    york nga
    Quote Originally Posted by the8thark View Post
    Or there is this if you want an  on your dvd burner:
    Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive - Apple Store (U.S.)

    But you'd have to open up and fiddle with the guts of the drive a little as shown here to make it work.
    MacBook Air SuperDrive for all - a set on Flickr

    Or there is a software only version of the hack so you can use it on a PC. And all you need for it to work is:
    MacBook Air SuperDrive
    A copy of the OS X Leopard Installation DVD released after the Air came out - I believe you need 10.5.4, or Bootcamp Drivers version 2.1.
    a free USB socket and existing optical drive
    Windows XP/Vista should work. 7/Server 2008 will probably work.
    applemacbookairsuperdriveonanypc (www)
    Thats alright, all I need is a Dvd drive for my PC, and I can get one and install it easy. Thanks anyway

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