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Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Tante Lisa, could dear mom possibly fall in love with a tablet? If YES is a
possibility, I would recommend that you take a hard look at Amazon Fire
Tablets, or a Windows Tablet. The latter, if memory serves, would run a
version of Windows10 and I think this should work for her. Besides, these
will be much cheaper as well.

Anyhow, have fun hiding mom's new toy under that Christmas tree; only tell
her I may show up to ... hmm, grab it and fly away with Santa!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Angelo Sonnesso
 

When you buy the cable on Amazon you get a selection of connectors.
Including Micro USB, and USB C.

73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

I think the phrase could be "micro usb cable"

If Laz is around, he could clarify.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: November 26, 2020 5:06 PM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable. I notice in Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with certain devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some universal connectors. I want to make sure that the cable I need can be used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream. So what keywords should I use?


Thanks,


Re: Tell Me, now Voice Info is back

Veronica Kirk
 

I have noticed that a lot of numbers with the area code 866 and 800 are free of charge. However, we do have unlimited long distance with our land line and the phone bill is always the same each month, so I could be wrong about the area codes.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tell Me, now Voice Info is back

It isn't toll free. These days, most people don't pay for long distance calls but if you do, you will pay whatever you pay for calling a number in that area code. And if you have a pay as you go cellular plan where you pay by the minute, you will be charged.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Tell Me, now Voice Info is back






Once again, the toll-free phone number for Voice Info is 866-895-3124. Even
the cute little blackjack game still works. Try it for yourself.





Gerald








On 11/25/2020 7:19 AM, David Goldfield wrote:
Gene, what are the numbers for these services? I'd like to share this info
with other lists that I moderate.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 11/25/2020 1:03 AM, Gene wrote:
I just checked after a long time to see what would happen when I called
Voice Info, or Tell Me, both different names for the same thing, and its
back.

Gene


Re: Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Monte Single
 

I think the phrase could be "micro usb cable"

If Laz is around, he could clarify.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: November 26, 2020 5:06 PM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable. I notice in Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with certain devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some universal connectors. I want to make sure that the cable I need can be used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream. So what keywords should I use?


Thanks,


Looking for a magnetic USB cable

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


I'm want to buy at least one magnetic USB charging cable.  I notice in Amazon search results that there are types that is compatible with certain devices like Android or IDevices, C type phones, micro USB and some universal connectors.  I want to make sure that the cable I need can be used for standard connections for devices like Victor Reader stream.  So what keywords should I use?


Thanks,


Re: I need a better way to record my show for the global voice.

Gene
 

I don't know but if you get an external sound card that supports what you hear, you can do what you want. I don't know if other people have the same problem you have with the program but people on the list may recommend USB sound cardss you may want to use.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:33 PM
To: jim rawls
Subject: [TechTalk] I need a better way to record my show for the global voice.



Hi all,

When I record my show for the global voice, I use virtual recorder for my recorder. You Get three ways to use the recorder. You can, use it for all microphone, or, all music, which means music etc. the third choice is called, "both." The trouble is, "Both," doesn't work. If it did, I wouldn't be complaining.

Here is how I record my show.

I choose my music, and assign a number to each song.

Second, I record my voice breaks, which are in another folder.

I can't do voice breaks and music at one setting, because you have to keep changing my settings in virtual recorder to either microphone, or music. All I want is a program that will allow me to use my voice break, mute the microphone, play my music, go back to my voice break etc. in another words, I want to record this show as a live show.

Is there any program that will allow me to do this? and I apologize for the long email. Jim


I need a better way to record my show for the global voice.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all,

When I record my show for the global voice, I use virtual recorder for my recorder. You Get three ways to use the recorder. You can, use it for all microphone, or, all music, which means music etc. the third choice is called, "both." The trouble is, "Both," doesn't work.  If it did, I wouldn't be complaining.

Here is how I record my show.

I choose my music, and assign a number to each song.

Second, I record my voice breaks, which are in another folder.

I can't do voice breaks and music at one setting, because you have to keep changing my settings   in virtual recorder to either microphone, or music. All I want is a program that will allow me to use my voice break, mute the microphone, play my music, go back to my voice break etc. in another words, I want to record this show as a live show.

Is there any program that will allow me to do this? and I apologize for the long email. Jim


Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Marie
 

Lisa, there is a guy on the Blind Ads list who sells refurbished laptops at very reasonable prices. He installs Win 10 and will also install NVDA and a Jaws demo if requested. His name is Kevin and if you are interested, I will look for his contact info.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Lisa Belville
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Hi. Yes, there's that. I'm going to be providing the instruction, so
access to an OS I know, along with a screen reader I know with a voice
I'm used to would also be helpful.


I've never used Chrome before, just the Chrome Browser for Windows, and
that's hardly the same thing. I know that much at least.


We're looking at possibly a refurbished machine right now. We're still
debating options, but refurbished is cheaper and does not necessarily
imply defective equipment.


Also this isn't for a power user, so the latest and greatest isn't

a requirement.



Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 9:30 AM, Gene wrote:
I would also want to know what speech is available if I were a blind person planning to use the screen-reader. I would be very hard to convince to get a system where I couldn't use Eloquence.

gene
-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa, the Chrome os is different than Windows. There is a bit of a
learning curve so you will need to learn different commands. They aren't
hard to learn, its just a matter of practice.


Chromevox is the built in screen reader.


On 2020-11-26 8:24 a.m., Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, Chris and all.


The Chromebooks on Amazon range anywhere from $200 to $265 U.S., so the price is definitely right. The problem here is she isn't technically blessed. <grin> She has a Samsung phone, but she's not proficient with it.


How similar to Windows is the Chrome OS and what kind of screen reader is there?


I'd have to be the one teaching her, so I need something familiar to both of us.


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 3:36 AM, chris judge wrote:
I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work, but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option, especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating system.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows. She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa





















Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa Belville
 

Hi.  Yes, there's that. I'm going to be providing the instruction, so access to an OS  I know, along with a screen reader I know with a voice I'm used to would also be helpful.


I've never used Chrome before, just the Chrome Browser for Windows, and that's hardly the same thing.  I know that much at least.


We're looking at possibly a refurbished machine right now.  We're still debating options, but refurbished is cheaper and does not necessarily imply defective equipment.


Also this isn't for a power user, so the latest and greatest isn't

a requirement.



Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 9:30 AM, Gene wrote:
I would also want to know what speech is available if I were a blind person planning to use the screen-reader.  I would be very hard to convince to get a system where I couldn't use Eloquence.

gene
-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa, the Chrome os is different than Windows. There is a bit of a
learning curve so you will need to learn different commands. They aren't
hard to learn, its just a matter of practice.


Chromevox is the built in screen reader.


On 2020-11-26 8:24 a.m., Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, Chris and all.


The Chromebooks on Amazon range anywhere from $200 to $265 U.S., so the price is definitely right.  The problem here is she isn't technically blessed.  <grin>  She has a Samsung phone, but she's not proficient with it.


How similar to Windows is the Chrome OS and what kind of screen reader is there?


I'd have to be the one teaching her, so I need something familiar to both of us.


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 3:36 AM, chris judge wrote:
I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work, but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option, especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating system.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows.  She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa




















Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Gene
 

I would also want to know what speech is available if I were a blind person planning to use the screen-reader. I would be very hard to convince to get a system where I couldn't use Eloquence.

gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa, the Chrome os is different than Windows. There is a bit of a
learning curve so you will need to learn different commands. They aren't
hard to learn, its just a matter of practice.


Chromevox is the built in screen reader.


On 2020-11-26 8:24 a.m., Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, Chris and all.


The Chromebooks on Amazon range anywhere from $200 to $265 U.S., so the price is definitely right. The problem here is she isn't technically blessed. <grin> She has a Samsung phone, but she's not proficient with it.


How similar to Windows is the Chrome OS and what kind of screen reader is there?


I'd have to be the one teaching her, so I need something familiar to both of us.


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 3:36 AM, chris judge wrote:
I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work, but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option, especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating system.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows. She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa














Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Mary Smith
 

I paid $369 Canadian for mine. It has 4 gigs of ram and 128 gigs of storage.



The keyboard that came with mine is good, however some of the keys are kind of squished together but its still a nice keyboard to type on.

On 2020-11-26 4:41 a.m., chris judge wrote:
I think I paid $249 Canadian for mine. It has four gig of ram which is standard, at least it was when I got mine a little over a year ago, and 64 gig of storage. Keyboard has a nice feel with lots of distinction between keys. I should really get off my high horse and learn the dam thing. 😁


Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: November 25, 2020 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

I'm going to second what George said. I got myself a Chromebook a couple of weeks ago and I love it. If someone isn't set on getting a Windows10 machine, A Chromebook might be enough to accomplish certain things.
Second, you don't have to spend that much on a decent machine.





On 2020-11-25 7:46 p.m., George McCoy wrote:
If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she
hasn't used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we
can provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows. She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa












Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Mary Smith
 

Lisa, the Chrome os is different than Windows. There is a bit of a learning curve so you will need to learn different commands. They aren't hard to learn, its just a matter of practice.


Chromevox is the built in screen reader.

On 2020-11-26 8:24 a.m., Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, Chris and all.


The Chromebooks on Amazon range anywhere from $200 to $265 U.S., so the price is definitely right.  The problem here is she isn't technically blessed.  <grin>  She has a Samsung phone, but she's not proficient with it.


How similar to Windows is the Chrome OS and what kind of screen reader is there?


I'd have to be the one teaching her, so I need something familiar to both of us.


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 3:36 AM, chris judge wrote:
I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work, but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option, especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating system.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows.  She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa













Google Chrome interfearing problem

Fanus
 

Hello list
I try to set up an access point and configure it as a repeater. When I get
to the edit field where I have to enter the mac address of my wifi router
Google chrome interfears and shows my physical address which I suppose is
stored somewhere on the google system and then I am on a google address page
and I can not find a way to get back to the access point interface. It seems
that as soon as Chrome "sees" the word "address" it wants to take over. Is
there a setting in Chrome to prevent this? As a result I can not finish the
setup.
Regards
Fanus


Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Lisa Belville
 

Hi, Chris and all.


The Chromebooks on Amazon range anywhere from $200 to $265 U.S., so the price is definitely right.  The problem here is she isn't technically blessed.  <grin>  She has a Samsung phone, but she's not proficient with it.


How similar to Windows is the Chrome OS and what kind of screen reader is there?


I'd have to be the one teaching her, so I need something familiar to both of us.


Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...

On 11/26/2020 3:36 AM, chris judge wrote:
I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work, but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option, especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating system.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows. She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa










Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

chris judge
 

I think I paid $249 Canadian for mine. It has four gig of ram which is standard, at least it was when I got mine a little over a year ago, and 64 gig of storage. Keyboard has a nice feel with lots of distinction between keys. I should really get off my high horse and learn the dam thing. 😁


Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: November 25, 2020 9:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

I'm going to second what George said. I got myself a Chromebook a couple of weeks ago and I love it. If someone isn't set on getting a Windows10 machine, A Chromebook might be enough to accomplish certain things.
Second, you don't have to spend that much on a decent machine.





On 2020-11-25 7:46 p.m., George McCoy wrote:
If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she
hasn't used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we
can provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows. She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa






Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

chris judge
 

I was going to suggest that as well however I'm not sure how good the low vision features are and she said her Mom could benefit from magnification. I have a little acer chrome book here. I haven't used it much, I bought it mainly to play with but have not much time yet. I'm not sure how well the magnification settings work, but for someone who wants to do basic web navigation, net flix and other basic tasks a chrome book is certainly a viable option, especially if the user is not married to the idea of one operating system.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of George McCoy
Sent: November 25, 2020 8:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't
used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can
provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows. She doesn't need any other
specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa



Re: File unlocker

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Gene,

I always do what you described. I never got an installation dialogue before from Send Space.  What used to happen is I would get a 'bark' screen to download the latest and greatest whatever and I of course would exit the 'bark' screen.

On 11/25/2020 7:25 PM, Gene wrote:
If you downloaded it from Send Space and didn't right click the button and use save target as or save link as, whatever your program calls the feature, who knows what hacked advertising you may have had try to download material. Send Space is notorious for having hacked advertising off and on and if you are a free user, you should right click the button, which is really a link that is coded to appear as a button, and use Save target as, or whatever your browser calls the feature.  That way, you will avoid all advertising.

It is very important that those offering material via Send Space provide this information when they send a download link.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] File unlocker

HI  Walter,

I did not get a flag from Windows Security in Windows 10, but when I
downloaded it, I got first a download prompt to install Flash Player and
immediately thereafter, I got a warning from Firefox and I exited out of
both the warning and the Flash download prompt.  Flash has been
discontinued as of earlier this year. I wonder did File Unlocker have
some sort of bundle or prompt to install Flash when you originally
downloaded it years ago?


On 11/25/2020 3:00 PM, Walter Ramage via groups.io wrote:
Hi.  I don't use Wetrans but I do have an Open Drive account.

I don't know why Defender flagged the file but I use avast and have
installed the file on 4 computers and on others before they were
reinstalled.  I've never had a flag when installing at any time nor have I
experienced problems after installation.  Anyhow for those who are
interested then I've uploaded the zipped file and also the .x file so you
can try both and see what happens.  The first link is for the zipped file:
https://od.lk/d/OV8xNzg3NTMwMDZf/Unlocker1.9.1-x64.zip

Now the .x file.
https://od.lk/d/OV8xNzg4MTIyMjBf/Unlocker1.9.1-x64.exe

I'd be grateful if somebody lets me know of their experience. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: 25 November 2020 18:02
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] File unlocker

Perhaps Walter could place the file on wetransfer.com for all to grab?  If
he does, it will be available for up to seven days.  After placing the file
on wetransfer.com, he can send the link to the list.  I think this could be
a much better arrangement than SendSpace?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado






Now the .x file.


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Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

Mary Smith
 

I'm going to second what George said. I got myself a Chromebook a couple of weeks ago and I love it. If someone isn't set on getting a Windows10 machine, A Chromebook might be enough to accomplish certain things. Second, you don't have to spend that much on a decent machine.

On 2020-11-25 7:46 p.m., George McCoy wrote:
If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under $300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the magnification capability in Windows.  She doesn't need any other specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa





Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

George McCoy
 

If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.


My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she hasn't used a PC since then.


I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under $300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube and video calling.


I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we can provide a wireless Logitech one.


I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not going to be a power user by any means.


Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the magnification capability in Windows.  She doesn't need any other specialized software.


TIA for the thoughts.


Lisa