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Mac OS X Leopard Phrasebook by Brian Tiemann

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Chapter 11. Burning a CD or DVD

Computing today has all but done away with the old iconography of the floppy disk in the striped shirt pocket. We don’t put files on removable disks anymore; we email them to each other or stick them on web servers. About the only place we see floppy disks in any kind of useful role anymore is in much-loved but quaintly outdated geek movies like Office Space.

But we do still occasionally have a need to take our data with us. Whether it’s an installer CD for an application, a DVD movie we created with a camcorder, or a playlist of favorite songs, we like to be able to burn our files to blank optical discs and take them with us. CD-Rs and DVD-Rs are session based, meaning that they don’t have the immediacy and read/write ...

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