Re: DVD distribution?
On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Paul Dufresne wrote:
> I want to buy a CD-ROM drive for my computer, and one of the question
> I ask myself is should I buy a plain drive, or a DVD one.
You may as well go for the DVD - they cost about the same now, and DVD
drives give a superset of CD drive features.
> I did read that DVD movie are unlikely to be ever playable on Linux
> because of patents encoding problems, but I would expect Debian
> distribution to soon use DVD since we are already using 4 CDs, and
> the number of packages tend to double quite fastly.
> But I don't ever knows if there is writable DVD drive out-there.
Pioneer are selling a DVD-R drive right now, cost several thousand dollars
last time I heard.
> Does it seems likely that there will be DVD distrubution of Debian
Maybe, but I wouldn't hold your breath.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK