"DVD-RAM provides a virtual cornucopia of support for personal
computing environments," said Tim Jones, vice president of
engineering at Enhanced Software Technologies. "If you want to play
an audio CD, use DVD-RAM. If you want to play a movie, use DVD-RAM.
If you want to play a game, use DVD-RAM. If you need an additional
file system, use DVD-RAM. If you need backup, use DVD-RAM and
"BRU-PE (Personal Edition) and DVD-RAM dovetail seamlessly and
provide an excellent backup solution under Linux that is easy to
implement, affords flexibility, and is cost effective. The list
price of BRU-PE is $79. Panasonic DVD-RAM is expected to list at
$549, including one 4.7GB CD. A 9.4GB disk is also available, and
DVD-RAM pricing is expected to drop as volume increases."
"The overwhelming response we received when the Linux driver
for our DVD-RAM drive was posted on the Linux open projects site
last year made us aware of the growing demand for DVD-RAM-based
Linux applications," said Jeff Saake, group general manager of
Panasonic Industrial Company's Computer Technologies Group. We're
very pleased that EST, a highly respected software developer in the
Linux community, has confirmed support for the Panasonic DVD-RAM
drive. In addition to receiving numerous readers' choice awards,
BRU was named Best of Show at LinuxWorld Expo earlier this year. We
think Linux users will realize that our DVD-RAM drive is the ideal
complement to their favorite backup/recovery software."