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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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DVD: Welcome to the Next Level

Although CD-ROMs will be around for a long time, the writing is on the wall, and it says DVD. DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc (or sometimes Digital Video Disc), and it's the end result of a long battle to settle on the new standard for digital media. Supported by all the major players in the electronics industry, DVD promises previously unheard-of levels of performance, storage, and compatibility. The first units began shipping in the spring of 1997. They play not only the new consumer video titles in DVD format (hundreds of movies will be released throughout 1997), but also today's audio CDs, CD-ROMs, laserdiscs, and the new DVD-ROM format (which supports MPEG-2 digital video). The latter promises up to 4.7GB ...

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