Newbie Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LyonAdmiral, May 27, 2005.

  1. LyonAdmiral macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2005
    Hello All:

    This is my first Mac in a long time. My previous Mac is a Macintosh SE. And I know those of you die hards know how old that is.

    I do Windows at work, it's all we do, and because of it, I've had nothing but Dell equipment, lot's of it. I purchased a Mac mini this month and am somewhat happy with it, the graphics leaves some to be desired but for a 499 Mac, what can I ask for? :)

    Anyway, the two concerns I have, and are software based. I use on my Windows machines a program called Alcohol 120%. Is there any similar type program for Mac so that I can use my program discs on the Mac without having to put in in.

    The second concern is dial-up and user switching. Unlike XP, I've discovered that when my wife switches from me, the dial-up connection terminates and has to dial again. Is there any way to prevent that?

  2. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    if you want to make an image of a cd on the hard drive like with alcohol 120, you can do that easily in disk utility (in the utilities section of your applications folder) no idea about the dial-up issue since ive had broadband ever since i switched. sorry.
  3. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2005
    Pasadena, Ca
    OR if you press option and drag the cd into a folder or even just the desktop it will copy there. i think Toast can do a duplicate copy or .image of the cd.
  4. arogge macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2002
    Network | Show: <Modem> | PPP | PPP Options... | Disconnect when switching user accounts
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Welcome back to Mac and welcome to MacRumors, where you are guaranteed to get opinions, sarcasm, occasional humor and a suprisingly large percentage of useful help from this loose band of corsairs and brigands.

    When posting a question, it is well to make the title descriptive of the problem... instead of "Help Me!" try "How to copy program CDs to hard drive?" or some such.

    Also, you are lucky that someone quickly identified the Windows program named and what it is intended to do. Best to also describe the desired results in a bit more detail, giving specific examples.
  6. neocell macrumors 65816


    May 23, 2005
    Great White North
    As to your second point: click on 'System Preferences' then 'Network' then under the 'Show' bar select 'Internal Modem'. On the next window make sure PPP is highlighted and at the bottom click on 'PPP options' you should get a window entitled 'Session Options' and 'Advanced Options'. In the Session Options list there's a box to check for 'Disconnect when switching user accounts'. Obviously, make sure it's not selected

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