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Re: keyboards with an Applications key

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi.  I have both a logitech keyboard and a microsoft keyboard that fulfills what most of us blind folks need.  It is a wireless keyboard that has a infrared to USB connector so that I can even type lying down on my bed.  These are old model large keyboards though and with the need for smaller, more portable utilities these days, I'm not sure if these are still on sale.  Cheers!

On 11/4/2019 4:44 PM, Lenron wrote:
Hello all so I am looking for a new wireless keyboard, and I am
wondering does anyone know of a few models I could look into with the
Applications key. It's pretty sad that these seem to be so hard to
find these days. I have a Logitech here that I have had for a couple
years and it doesn't have it. For most apps this is fine but there are
just some that require the dedicated key. Thanks or any help you can
give.


keyboards with an Applications key

Lenron
 

Hello all so I am looking for a new wireless keyboard, and I am
wondering does anyone know of a few models I could look into with the
Applications key. It's pretty sad that these seem to be so hard to
find these days. I have a Logitech here that I have had for a couple
years and it doesn't have it. For most apps this is fine but there are
just some that require the dedicated key. Thanks or any help you can
give.

--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762


Re: Specific directions for SS multi file D/L

Mike B.
 


Howdy Nancy,
 
See if the below notes / threads I've saved will get you pointed in the right direction.
 
From: james f hooper
Greetings I haven't done this for awhile so have forgotten the steps.  I
have a large folder  called docs and within the folder are different titles
to download the entire folder would take days using the wizard, how can I
look at the subfolders and select what I want to download thanks.
James
 
From:
Walter Ramage via Groups.Io
Hi.  Firstly put the URL into the wizard.  Tab to add to download and press
the spacebar.  Next tab to navigate this folder in the remote browser and
press the spacebar.  Now, do alt  and R to take you to the remote folders.
Now you can arrow up and down and when you find a file you want press the
spacebar on it and it will start to download. 
Walter
    From: Mike B.
Hi All,
 
If someone sends me a link to their TV show folder, for example, & I click on the link to view the TV show folder to see what TV shows the person has & let's say there 80 different TV show sub-folders to choose from.  Is there any way to download , for example, the whole Adam-12 folder without having to open the folder, then open each season individually, & download each episode individually for this particular season, then moving on to the next season & .....?
 
I can put the link I'm given to the TV show folder into the Send Space wizard & download the whole folder but, I'm trying to find a way to download just the TV shows I want & not the whole folder using the Send Space wizard.  If this is possible, would someone please explain how it is done?  All advice will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.
 
From: Thom Spittle
Hi there,
Just like getting the link for the main TV folder, you can get the folder link for the show that you want.  Press enter on the TV show folder link that you want, then press the, F6 key or Alt + D, to go to the address line in the browser and copy the url to the clipboard.  Then paste it in your sendspace wizard.
Thom Spittle
thom3of5@...
 
From: Robin Frost
Hi,
Yes if you paste the link for the main parent folder into your wizard and then hit the button for downloading it’ll prompt you first to check the box for displaying all subfolders therein if you check that then you’ll be asked if you want to download the entire folder or navigate it in browser view.  If you pick the latter you can then tab or shift tab to the list view of items that are in that folder.  So in theory once you find your Adam 12 folder and are focused on it you’d then press f7 I believe it is and it’ll download the entire subfolder for that show only.
Of course once viewing it in your internet browser as you described you could also just open up the subfolder in question grab its url and paste it in but I find the way I described previously to be a bit more straightforward.
I hope that helps.
Robin
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go Rams!
Every man should marry.  After all, happiness is not the only thing in life.

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2019 9:17 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Specific directions for SS multi file D/L

Hi Group,


Will someone please Help me learn how to download Multiple files using
SS Wizard and Windows 10?


I just can't seem to get it done by using SS's Wizard Info.


Please, please, please!


Many Thanks in Advance!


Nancy




Specific directions for SS multi file D/L

Nancy Hill
 

Hi Group,


Will someone please Help me learn how to download Multiple files using SS Wizard and Windows 10?


I just can't seem to get it done by using SS's Wizard Info.


Please, please, please!


Many Thanks in Advance!


Nancy


Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James Bentley
 

Be careful if you decide to choose a laptop instead of a desktop.  I got stuck with a quad core AMD in an HP laptop that was slower than a tranquilized snail.  Now, It got a lot better after I did the Windows refresh to get rid of a mountain of bloatware.  Actually, I’m not sure if MS calls that refresh or fresh start.

 

In addition, some of those AMD laptops in the $250 to $400.00, price range from Amazon come with Windows S.

 

That means you can’t install any software unless it comes from the Microsoft Store.  That includes Jaws, NVDA, and much more.

 

I haven’t really looked at AMD desktops, which is really what you were discussing,  but if buying a budget model, watch out for Windows S.  Its kind of like Microsoft’s answer to Chrome Book.  Great for sighted individuals on a super tight budget but a deal breaker for persons needing a fully functional screen reader.

 

I am not at all sure about recent AMD processors but they had a bad reputation in the past because some of their drivers would not play well with screen readers.

 

Cheers,

 

James B

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

 

I noticed that nobody has mentioned desktops with AMD processors? They are less expensive overall than intel processors and are just as good. Just look up desktop with AMD ryzen processors on amazon and see what you find. 


Re: groups.io question

Steve Matzura
 

I was hoping for the latter, but it looks to be the former. OH well. That's reasonably easily remedied, but then I have to go in there and change a lot of new invitees so they can't receive regular postings. It's complicated. Maybe unreasonably so. I'm going to have to rethink this.


On 11/3/2019 10:49 PM, Gene wrote:
The minimum amount of moderation you can have is for the first message of a new member to be moderated.  There is no setting for completely no moderation.  I don't know what is done when nonmembers post and there is no setting for that.  Is my suspicion correct that every message from nonmembers must be approved or is the software smart enough to know when the same nonmember posts twice and allow the message through without approval?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2019 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] groups.io question

Oh I sure do know how all-pervasive they are. I'm quite familiar with the groups.io interface, expanding links and all, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what setting I should set and to what value in order to make the group behave in the desired way. IN certain respects though, having the first message from an outsider require moderation is not a bad thing--keep spam to almost zero as long as the group owner/moderator is on top of message rejections--so maybe I'll just leave it alone.


On 11/3/2019 12:56 AM, Gene wrote:
Go to the group page for the group.  You will find a more button at the bottom of the screen.  Press the space bar on it.  There are a lot of items when you expand it in that way.  Move down until you find settings.  Press enter.  It's a link.  Then look at the settings on the page.  You should find the ones for what you want to set.
 
I don't know if you realize how pervasive this is so for you, if it is useful, and for others, I'll say the following:
These days, more and more web sites are using buttons to have things not take up room on screen until you expand them by activating the button.  Don't assume where these buttons are.  As I said, the more button is the last item on the page, at least the way we see it.
 
Gene


Re: groups.io question

Gene
 

The minimum amount of moderation you can have is for the first message of a new member to be moderated.  There is no setting for completely no moderation.  I don't know what is done when nonmembers post and there is no setting for that.  Is my suspicion correct that every message from nonmembers must be approved or is the software smart enough to know when the same nonmember posts twice and allow the message through without approval?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2019 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] groups.io question

Oh I sure do know how all-pervasive they are. I'm quite familiar with the groups.io interface, expanding links and all, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what setting I should set and to what value in order to make the group behave in the desired way. IN certain respects though, having the first message from an outsider require moderation is not a bad thing--keep spam to almost zero as long as the group owner/moderator is on top of message rejections--so maybe I'll just leave it alone.


On 11/3/2019 12:56 AM, Gene wrote:
Go to the group page for the group.  You will find a more button at the bottom of the screen.  Press the space bar on it.  There are a lot of items when you expand it in that way.  Move down until you find settings.  Press enter.  It's a link.  Then look at the settings on the page.  You should find the ones for what you want to set.
 
I don't know if you realize how pervasive this is so for you, if it is useful, and for others, I'll say the following:
These days, more and more web sites are using buttons to have things not take up room on screen until you expand them by activating the button.  Don't assume where these buttons are.  As I said, the more button is the last item on the page, at least the way we see it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 6:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] groups.io question

I am the owner of several groups on this service. There is one group I'm
having a bit of trouble with figuring out how to set so that
non-subscribers may post without needing approval, but the list itself
is not open to public subscription. In other words, the only way one can
become a member of the group is by invitation, but anyone from the
outside can post. I would even accept first posts require approval, then
everything thereafter from a first-message-approved user could go
through, while said user remained unsubscribed. All replies go to the
members only, so if you're an outsider and you post something to the
group, members have to reply to you specifically as well as to the group
for everyone to see the reply. Mailman was very good at this kind of
setup, but I just can't figure out what checkboxes to check (or not) to
emulate this behavior.


Any thoughts or ideas gratefully accepted, with my thanks in advance.


Re: groups.io question

Steve Matzura
 

Oh I sure do know how all-pervasive they are. I'm quite familiar with the groups.io interface, expanding links and all, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what setting I should set and to what value in order to make the group behave in the desired way. IN certain respects though, having the first message from an outsider require moderation is not a bad thing--keep spam to almost zero as long as the group owner/moderator is on top of message rejections--so maybe I'll just leave it alone.


On 11/3/2019 12:56 AM, Gene wrote:
Go to the group page for the group.  You will find a more button at the bottom of the screen.  Press the space bar on it.  There are a lot of items when you expand it in that way.  Move down until you find settings.  Press enter.  It's a link.  Then look at the settings on the page.  You should find the ones for what you want to set.
 
I don't know if you realize how pervasive this is so for you, if it is useful, and for others, I'll say the following:
These days, more and more web sites are using buttons to have things not take up room on screen until you expand them by activating the button.  Don't assume where these buttons are.  As I said, the more button is the last item on the page, at least the way we see it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 6:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] groups.io question

I am the owner of several groups on this service. There is one group I'm
having a bit of trouble with figuring out how to set so that
non-subscribers may post without needing approval, but the list itself
is not open to public subscription. In other words, the only way one can
become a member of the group is by invitation, but anyone from the
outside can post. I would even accept first posts require approval, then
everything thereafter from a first-message-approved user could go
through, while said user remained unsubscribed. All replies go to the
members only, so if you're an outsider and you post something to the
group, members have to reply to you specifically as well as to the group
for everyone to see the reply. Mailman was very good at this kind of
setup, but I just can't figure out what checkboxes to check (or not) to
emulate this behavior.


Any thoughts or ideas gratefully accepted, with my thanks in advance.


New Windows 10 Annoyance

Steve Matzura
 

Starting just today, I have noticed that when I press the Windows Key to open the Start menu, instead of hearing my screenreader say "Cortana," or hearing it say "search box edit," it says "pin tiles." Where did this come from, and how can it be made to stop behaving in this manner?


Thanks in advance.


Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Josh Kennedy
 

I noticed that nobody has mentioned desktops with AMD processors? They are less expensive overall than intel processors and are just as good. Just look up desktop with AMD ryzen processors on amazon and see what you find. 


Removing AVG

Allen West
 

Hello,

I am looking for a way to remove AVG. I am helping someone at work,
who removed AVG from the control panel. Now he is trying to update
from Win10 1809 to 1903 and some hidden files from AVG is blocking the
download.
The AVG removal tool does not work. If anyone has another removal tool
that works, can you tell me what it is and where to find it?

Thanks much,

Allen


Re: sendspace account

Janet
 

Hi Monte and Gene,

Monte, that link is what I have used to contact Sendspace for many years.  Make sure when you click on that contact link, arrow down for the edit field, and that is where you can type your message, and arrow down maybe once or twice, and you should see the send button.  Gene and Monte, it is not too late to tell your credit card company to put a stop on that payment because you didn’t authorize for Sendspace to charge your card.  I’m sorry for my late reply though. 

I hope this helps.

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

There is a support link, which may or may not be helpful.  You may have looked at that.  It appears that another member may have told you how to stop the problem if you join again in future, but I suspect it is too late to stop the charge this time.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Monte Single

Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:23 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

Yes, I clicked on the contact link and found no joy.

There is no email or phone info; just links to click to report piracy, lost files   and such

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: October-30-19 4:11 PM
To: Gene <gsasner@...>; main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

I just looked on the home page and there is a link that says contact us.  I should have said in my previous message that sites that expect dealings with the public almost all have a link with the word "contact" in the link.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Gene

Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:06 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

Why not look on the web site and find out the correct way to contact them.  Almost all web sites that expect to have dealings with the public have a link on the home page that says contact.  See if Send Space does.  If not, See if there is something else like support.  Some sites use a contact form and you don't use e-mail at all.

 

Gene

 

From: Monte Single

Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:51 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] sendspace account

 

Hi list,

My sendspace subscription expires on  October 31.

Just checked my credit card info and I see  the evil sendspace is renewing my account with out my permission.

I tried sending email to;

 

help@...

and

support@...

 

both messages were returned as undeliverable.

 

I called my credit card and they said  they may not be able to do anything for 45 days.

 

Does anyone know a way of contacting sendspace or dealing with this problem.

Thanks,

Monte

 


Re: carbohydrate gram counter app?

Chris G <chris@...>
 

Take a look at My Fitness Pal.

It will allow you to track information and has a large database to search through.

There is a free version and a subscription.  The subscription removes adds and gives more features.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:07 AM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] carbohydrate gram counter app?

 

Hi all,

Does anyone here know of an accessible carbohydrate gram counting app?  I have an old Braille Dr. Atkins 2 volume book that is a pretty good reference, but I'd rather have an app on the iPhone if at all possible.  Any thoughts?  Thanks much.

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

Switch your mentality from "I'm broken and helpless," to "I'm growing and healing," and watch how fast your life changes, for the better.
Unknown
 


Re: groups.io question

Gene
 

Go to the group page for the group.  You will find a more button at the bottom of the screen.  Press the space bar on it.  There are a lot of items when you expand it in that way.  Move down until you find settings.  Press enter.  It's a link.  Then look at the settings on the page.  You should find the ones for what you want to set.
 
I don't know if you realize how pervasive this is so for you, if it is useful, and for others, I'll say the following:
These days, more and more web sites are using buttons to have things not take up room on screen until you expand them by activating the button.  Don't assume where these buttons are.  As I said, the more button is the last item on the page, at least the way we see it.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 6:54 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] groups.io question

I am the owner of several groups on this service. There is one group I'm
having a bit of trouble with figuring out how to set so that
non-subscribers may post without needing approval, but the list itself
is not open to public subscription. In other words, the only way one can
become a member of the group is by invitation, but anyone from the
outside can post. I would even accept first posts require approval, then
everything thereafter from a first-message-approved user could go
through, while said user remained unsubscribed. All replies go to the
members only, so if you're an outsider and you post something to the
group, members have to reply to you specifically as well as to the group
for everyone to see the reply. Mailman was very good at this kind of
setup, but I just can't figure out what checkboxes to check (or not) to
emulate this behavior.


Any thoughts or ideas gratefully accepted, with my thanks in advance.





Re: A puzzling Alexa observation

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

I'm not in the Alexa/Echo world, I am Google's fan child! On My Shiny
Google Home, it is possible to have music played for you off free Spotify.
However, there will be a lot of advertising; the songs will be shuffled and,
if you can wait with some patience, your requested tune will be played.
Don't like to wait? Oh well, grab a subscription for $9.99 for one person,
or $14.99 for SIX subscribers and they don't have to live in the same
household.

Are you a student? You just got lucky! You may be able to grab a Spotify
subscription for $5.99 or thereabout; but you do need to prove that you are
indeed a student and I don't recall how that is done.

Personally, all my music come from Google's PlayMusic. I like its
selections better. I didn't take a subscription, it's ok, let all the ads
run; after these are done, I get more music pretty much round the clock!
This has been my experience and I have not had to tweaked anything; the
mileage may vary for all others.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


groups.io question

Steve Matzura
 

I am the owner of several groups on this service. There is one group I'm having a bit of trouble with figuring out how to set so that non-subscribers may post without needing approval, but the list itself is not open to public subscription. In other words, the only way one can become a member of the group is by invitation, but anyone from the outside can post. I would even accept first posts require approval, then everything thereafter from a first-message-approved user could go through, while said user remained unsubscribed. All replies go to the members only, so if you're an outsider and you post something to the group, members have to reply to you specifically as well as to the group for everyone to see the reply. Mailman was very good at this kind of setup, but I just can't figure out what checkboxes to check (or not) to emulate this behavior.


Any thoughts or ideas gratefully accepted, with my thanks in advance.


Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Mary Smith
 

I found a couple systems that meet all these requirements and one of them just happens to be on sale. One is an xps model, the other is an inspiron.

On 11/2/2019 12:42 AM, Lenron wrote:

The computer with the SSD and a second drive for data is perfect. A
256 gb SSD should do you fine, it's kind of the sweet spot I think.
You could get a system with a 1 tb drive for data and just upgrade
that drive as you need.

On 11/1/19, Monte Single <mrsingle@sasktel.net> wrote:
I have been using a 120 gig ss drive on this pc for almost 7 years. I have
a 2 tb drive for storage.
Every month or so I move everything I want to keep from my downloads folder
on the ss drive to the storage drive; I have had no problems with this set
up.
Using win 7 pro, nvda full suite of office applickiations, ocr programs, and
lots of other apps.
Yes, a 500 gig ss drive is nice, but is not necessary if financial
restraints are to be considered.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Bentley
Sent: November-01-19 4:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if
that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive
task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all
at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more
computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you
are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5
quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient.
Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories.
Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon
will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to
this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you
prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar
computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking
seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary
Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb mechanical
drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable Dell
machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair.
If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save
you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes
budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research,
I was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure
I would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that
would allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was
necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in
bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus
scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing
audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too
difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the
money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c
drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive
for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a
huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't
think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some
manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For
example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and
a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it
would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something
with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.



























Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

iram shabbir
 

but it should be converted into laptop in 5 hundred dollars. sho shweet

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Bentley" <bentleyj1952@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and
Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a
desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:
I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable
Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I
was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I
would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would
allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.























Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

iram shabbir
 

i love this i will buy in future.

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Bentley" <bentleyj1952@att.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2019 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and
Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a
desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:
I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to comparable
Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research, I
was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure I
would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that would
allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.























Re: Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Gerald Levy
 

This Acer Aspire PC885 has an Intel 9th gen. Core I5-9400 processor, up to 4.1 GHz. Not bad for 500 bucks.


https://www.amazon.com/Acer-TC-885-UA92-Desktop-i5-9400-802-11AC/dp/B07R8WJMW6/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=acer+885+desktop&qid=1572710035&sr=8-1




Gerald

On 11/2/2019 11:35 AM, Monte Single wrote:
What processor comes with this pc?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: November-02-19 4:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Wow, what a strange coincidence, I was just now looking at that PC from Amazon, And, I was just about to post about it.

It has loads of USB connections in the front and back. And, a half dozen other connections. Reviews say that it is super quiet.

I wonder if it will be on sale around Thanksgiving.

Regards,

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop


Amazon sells an Aser Aspire PC885 desktop with 12 gb of RAM, 512 SSD and Windows 10 Home for about $500, which is a pretty good deal for a desktop with such a large SSD.


Gerald



On 11/1/2019 6:02 PM, James Bentley wrote:
I would hold out for an SSD. A 512GB if you have the cash. Especially if that 1TB is only a 5400 RPM drive which most will be.

If you are doing image backups or half a dozen other resource intensive task, maybe transferring a large file while you half 10 Chrome tabs open all at the same time. I think you will be happier over the long run with more computing power.

Do you ever want to be able to do several things all at one time while you are also running a virus scan? A 512GB SSD and 12GB ram and at least an I5 quad core processor.is the only way to go if the cash flow is sufficient. Even if you need to wait until your finances are sufficient.

$800.00, sounds a bit high for that Acer unless it comes with accessories. Isn't there a Black Friday coming up in just a few weeks. I bet Amazon will be kicking butt with totally major sales.

But, Gene really is right, There definitely is no right or wrong answer to this situation. It's just what you personally think you need or what you prefer.

Some people might use the money that they saved on a new high dollar computer and buy another really nice toy. Or, set it aside for retirement.

Congratulations! It sounds like you are taking your time and thinking seriously about making a right decision on this new PC.

Cheers,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

James, I just found an Acer machine with 12 gb of ram and a 1 tb
mechanical drive for about $800. I'll have to compare this to
comparable Dell machines.




On 11/1/2019 2:15 PM, James Bentley wrote:
All in ones and especially laptops are difficult and expensive to repair. If you are computer savvy or, you have a friend who is, a desktop can save you lots of cash in the long run.

Dell makes very decent PC's but they are rather expensive. Acer makes budget models that cost considerably less.

Good luck on making a good decision and getting your new PC soon.

James Bentley


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi James, you bring up an interesting point. While doing my research,
I was also looking into all in one machines but I'm not entirely sure
I would invest in one at this point. I would prefer to get a pc that
would allow me to update components down the road if I felt it was necessary.
I've read that upgrading or repairing an all in one is tricky so I'd
rather make an informed choice before I buy anything.



On 11/1/2019 1:52 PM, James Bentley wrote:
Hello Mary,

I could not agree with Chris more. An SSD makes a major difference in bootup time, opening programs, and intensive computing like virus scanning and file transfers.

The second drive may not be critical but they are convenient for storing audio, video, photos, etc. If you are on a budget, it is not too difficult to add a second drive to a desktop later when you have the money.

Regards,

James B

.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: Friday, November 1, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new
desktop

Hi Mary. I recently purchased a dell XPS 8930. It has a sshd as the c drive for the operating system and programs, and a mechanical hard drive for data. I love the sshd, it makes things much faster. You will notice a huge difference regarding start up times, programs opening, etc. I don't think you will be disappointed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Mary Smith
Sent: November 1, 2019 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Needing some advice on purchasing a new desktop

Hello listers, I'd like some advice regarding specs for a new desktop.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm noticing that these days, some manufacturers are building systems with two internal hard drives. For example, some of the newer Dell machines use an ssd as the boot drive and a mechanical drive for storage. I'd like some opinions as to whether it would be better to go with this type of machine or to purchase something with just a mechanical hd as the main drive.

All opinions are welcome.

Mary.




























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