The Register: Linux wins access to next-generation CDs
Nov 03, 2001, 02:44 (11 Talkback[s])
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"After months of closed-door negotiations, open source
developers are now sure of royalty-free access to one of the most
significant new storage formats of the future: Mount Rainier.
Mount Rainier is a CD format devised with the goal of replacing
CD-RWs and - eventually - floppy and superfloppy formats, such as
Iomega's Zip disks.
Unlike today's rewriteable optical disks, Mount Rainier CDs will
allow users to drag-and-drop data to the disk, dispensing with the
need for slow formatting operations, and will provide similar error
correction for removable media. So Mount Rainier CDs will simply
behave like hard drives or floppies, and the format applies to
rewriteable DVDs too, potentially making it a core medium for