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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
> soon?

Maybe, but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK

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