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The OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide by Jeff Carlson

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8. Disks and Networking

No computer is an island, and you will frequently find yourself needing to move files from one computer to another. OS X has many options for connecting storage devices to a Mac and for connecting to other computers over a network, whether a local network or the Internet. In this chapter, I cover how to attach and remove (or mount and unmount) drives, as well as how to manage drives over a network.

To move files between computers, the AirDrop feature makes transferring files painless. You can also use the Finder to burn data to a CD or DVD, or copy files to specific locations on another computer.

Networking isn’t just about copying files, however. Using Mountain Lion’s screen sharing features, you can view and control ...

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