Question about air opitical drive for MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JSmoove05, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    since there is no optical drive I was reading that you use a pc or mac cd drive to install software on a MBA can someone be so kind to explain to me how this works.
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
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  3. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    1. You can hook up an optical drive via USB (Apple offers one as an option)
    2. You can put the disk into a Mac or PC and share the drive on your network
    3. You don't need a disk. Most apps are distributed over the internet.

    And Apple offers the recovery 'disks' as a USB flash drive now:
  4. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    Ya like for example if i wanted to install sc2 on my MBA i would have to add the CD Drive from Imac to my network then share it with my MBA to install?

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