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Old 03-31-2006, 01:47 PM   #21
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There are two pieces to understanding what you want to do here. And yes it does help to forget all the pain of what you have to know with Windows, and just act like doing what you want to do in real life.
What you didn't ask about is, the Mac makes it easy to create music CDs from individual songs, or your own creations. Just drag the songs to a blank disk and when you have what you want you can burn disk under file as others have suggested. You can also do the same thing through the included application called itunes, which should launch when you insert a music cd, to allow you to copy individual songs into the database stored on the Mac (which you can then burn to the blank CD as already mentioned)
Now to do what you originally asked for - copy one CD to another. That does take an external program, and I personally use Toast - similar to CD creator, or other programs mentioned by other posters, but which is made for the Mac. For that you launch the program, select the option to copy cds, hit the big red record button on the program window, and follow instructions to insert the original cd and then the blank. Works great. Warning - when copying proprietary programs with copywrites, sometimes it won't let you. Apple adheres to non-support of pirating.
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Re: Apple Computer need help - Not as easy as I've heard!....
Old 03-31-2006, 06:04 PM   #22
 
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There are two pieces to understanding what you want to do here. And yes it does help to forget all the pain of what you have to know with Windows, and just act like doing what you want to do in real life.
What you didn't ask about is, the Mac makes it easy to create music CDs from individual songs, or your own creations. Just drag the songs to a blank disk and when you have what you want you can burn disk under file as others have suggested. You can also do the same thing through the included application called itunes, which should launch when you insert a music cd, to allow you to copy individual songs into the database stored on the Mac (which you can then burn to the blank CD as already mentioned)
Now to do what you originally asked for - copy one CD to another. That does take an external program, and I personally use Toast - similar to CD creator, or other programs mentioned by other posters, but which is made for the Mac. For that you launch the program, select the option to copy cds, hit the big red record button on the program window, and follow instructions to insert the original cd and then the blank. Works great. Warning - when copying proprietary programs with copywrites, sometimes it won't let you. Apple adheres to non-support of pirating.
Never experiened the 'pain' of Windows that I just experienced with the MAC. I did accomplish it finally, but it was not a smooth process at all. And I would not train a neophyte in this, even though he has been an Apple user for a few users. Maybe it's because he has an M.D. degree and too smart to use an Apple.

Mind you the Apple 'Help' System led me to 'Disk Utility' - Which was more 'user hostile' than any Windows program I've seen. - If you have to use a 3rd party program to copy an entire CD, then So be it. But I had been told for 10 years how friendly a MAC is. - And well, it isn't!

I'll give Toast a shot - Thanks for your recommendation - BTW - I will become an Apple user when they have greater than 50% market share, despite of the Cumbersome OS!
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:33 PM   #23
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Re: Apple Computer need help - Not as easy as I've heard!....

Ok so the dang things arent easier to use, but the good news is they cost a lot more
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