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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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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.

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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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also, a DVD burner only runs about 50 bucks.

Amazon.com: Samsung USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer External Optical Drive for Mac and PC SE-S084C/RSBN (Gloss Black): Electronics

Good luck. =)
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And it looks nice and shiny
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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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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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