Helping a friend at work move into the internet age. In their 40’s, 4 kids … never had a computer. Three weeks ago he mentioned a Walmart notebook special ($299) and asked if it was a good deal (I was aware of the deal/spec’s). I felt for the for the price/hardware and the understanding it will never be a high end gaming machine, it was a good deal. He left work, called me back an hour later, the proud owner of his first computer.
I’ve been helping them get acquainted with their new computer.
I mentioned now they can backup all of their DVD movies / Slysoft. His wife was all over me asking questions … she is very fussy how “anybody” messes with their DVD (originals). So now I’m teaching them the basics of ripping/burning. I gave them some of my TY’s to get them going. But I need to to get a 100x ordered/delivered before next weekend. Will probably go through “Shop4tech”. Can get total of 24% discount (Shop4tech @18% + MS Cashback for 6%) plus free shipping. Last I bought was last spring (300x old verbs that were posted on these forums). I already had over 350x TY’s on hand. So it’s been a while since I’ve been watching the markets.
Will use basic 4.7GB (ripping movie only). Should I stay with TY’s (not valueline) or would you suggest a different brand.
Prefer to work with -R’s / 8x or 16x speed.
Next project … get them on Internet. Only choice “Dial-up” (they live 10 miles to the nearest town). Anybody heard any good/bad about Fry’s ISP offer. They have local dial-up access numbers. Going through the access list, it appears to be the old “AOL” dial-up listing.