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    Have MacBook Air yet TurboTax comes in CD
    Hello,

    About a year ago I purchased MacBook Air without a CD/DVD drive. Now I would like to use TurboTax to do my own taxes. However, it comes in a CD and I want to avoid using their web-based version (I'm not sure how to secure my Mac from hackers)

    How do I install a program from CD onto MacBook Air without the CD/DVD drive? Please note, the MacBook Air is connected to a home network. I have a Ubuntu (on Dell Inspiron 1545 series with CD/DVD drive) that is also connected to this home network.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    jhoom jhoom

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    using web based or getting an external drive would be so simple...I have never had any luck installing from a remote CD/DVD drive. I would be interested to see if you have any more luck than I have. If I were you I would be an external drive just for the simple convenience of always having it as a backup. Here is a good place to start:

    Newegg.com - External DVD Drive, External DVD Burner, External DVD-R, External CD Burner, External DVD+R, External CD Drive

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    So buy the download version - link - exactly the same as the CD version instead of doing it with the online version.

    Any of these tax prep software companies sell their product via download or CD.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    jhoomjhoom's Avatar
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    @ Brigrat: I think I have external drive somewhere, have to look for it this weekend.

    @ Bobtomay: Thank you for the link

    I was beginning to get worried.......Will try to keep you posted
    Thanks,
    jhoom jhoom

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