I am a filemaker developer who will be buying a new Mac soon, and need to
decide whether to get a new model that includes a CD-RW drive (G4 466) or
get last year's model and buy my own CD burner separately.
I have developed a standalone application using FM5pro (on Mac) and
FM5-developer. I want to be able to distribute it for both Mac and
Windows on CD-ROM. I have heard on this group that in order to put a FM5
app on a CD for Windows, that I have to actually do it from the Windows
environment. I have also heard on this group that running SoftWindows, or
similar, on my Mac will suffice for this purpose. I've heard that the
CDRW built into the Mac G4s is tightly integrated with special Mac
software such that it is much simpler to burn CD's on this system than it
is with an external CD-burner.
Here are my questions:
1. are the above assumptions correct?
2. assuming they are correct, will the "tight integration" of the
"built-in" CDRW on the Mac make it difficult or impossible to run the CDRW
3. Do you have any other insights?