Thank's for your tip.
I am a bit uncertain what you mean by how to burn to cd,
What you do is right-click and choose 'Save Link Target As" and put it in your "to_burn" folder.
Can you be more specific, please.
About the modem; its a long storie but:
I use an old Thinkpad for learning linux. After struggle a long time i to got my winmodem to work perfectly. Then I discover that my phone line is of very bad quality so my speed varies between a few bits per second up to maximum 25 kbits/sec. In short unusable. The line cannot be fixed so I have to go to wireless which I use on my xpbox where ftp downloads easily reach 170 kb/sec. Thailand is a nice country to live in but phonelines and broadband is in the beginning.
So my next goal is to get my Sierra Wireless Aircard 555 to work in the linux box in order to use 'urpmi' in mandriva with a nice speed altough not broadband. I am very tired with this struggling between this boxes.
Looking forward to your instruction on the CD burner.