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PRNewswire: EST to Show BRU Backup at DVD-RAM-Storage Convergence Event at PC Expo

Jun 26, 2000, 21:50 (0 Talkback[s])

"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."

"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."

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