Burn, Baby, Burn: C Ds, That Is

You need little time, cash, or skill to make your own

It's easy to dismiss "CD burners" if you're not a Napster-loving teenager hooked on making compact disks of downloaded music files. But CDs are great for backing up data or critical programs. And if you're into digital photography, CDs will efficiently store all those images you've amassed. There's another reason to consider a CD burner: The software has become simple enough and the hardware prices--at $300 or so--low enough that almost anybody can both use and afford one.

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