Miscellaneous Things You Need to Know About Macs
You can install software remotely.
The most recent Macs have ditched the optical drives that were a staple feature on earlier models. If you’ve been using such drives for years to install software, you’re probably left wondering how to complete the task given their absence.
You may have or come upon installation discs that are required to load older programs, and possibly new ones as well. If you have an available DVD or CD drive on another computer, Mac or even Windows, that other machine must be connected to the same network as the Mac upon which you want to load software.
And your Mac must support the Remote Disc feature, but the good news is that most recent models do, including all MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros with Retina display, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac mini server computers without an optical drive.