well, if I had my own place I'd still be a packrat. But you can't throw out computers around here anymore. I do have a box of bits and pieces down at the storage unit, but have went thru all my laptop hard drives
So now I can't "play" with any of our other ISO's, and can't even burn an ISO because the combo drive died... Lappy not good for much if ya can't burn a disk!
What about LiveUSB, instead of burning the ISOs to optical media?
That does work, BUT, problems are that I have 2 older PC users, and about this time of the year I get two emails or phone messages left somewhere that I need to come over and reinstall that "other" os... I'd really like to try them out on Linux, but don't know if it will work. It would be nice to have a livecd of LXDE with avast on it, so I could scan said virused box and fix without having to reinstall..
Other problem is have nowhere to go with all the genealogy I have backed up, all flash drives full, can't afford any new ones and it would be nice if I could just burn all of it off to DVD.. Hard drive is cluttered right now with census, notes, gedcoms and pictures and have nowhere to go with 'em....
You need a real external hard drive. Also a USB connected DVD burner wouldn't hurt. With a real external hard drive you'd have a place to clear off some USB flash drives, freeing them for future use. An empty USB external hard drive case is the cheap way to go, if you have any 3.5" internal desktop hard drives laying around. Alternatively, a docking station could be a better solution, if you have a number of old desktop hard drives; no tools needed to switch drives, just unplug one and plug in the next.
I have one 80 gig 3.5 that I think works, came out of a dead e-machines puter. And a USB combo drive would be nice, but we're back to the usual problem of no money to buy anything..
I just barely get a 65 cent cup of coffee daily at mcdonalds, and sometimes have to bring in old cup and sneak a refill...
If I had bucks, I'd replace aging lappy with something a bit speedier, if I run it too long it heats the onboard memory and it fails, also importing large gedcoms takes way too much time, heats aforementioned memory and there it goes...