Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


Derek Martin wrote:
> I don't think I saw you mention what your intended application was...

"...the intended application for the machine will be as a
developer's desktop, and it'll probably have Ubuntu as the base, with
one or more virtual guest OSs (like Windows XP) running at all times..."

> Today, most software of any substance is shipped on DVD...  Getting a
> machine with a Blu-ray drive now may well extend the effective life
> of the machine.

True. Though it appears that Blu-ray drives currently add a cost premium 
that exceeds the medium to long term benefit for a business computer (if 
we assume that a laptop has a 2 to 3 year useful life).

Before Blu-ray gets widely adopted for software distribution, we first 
need to see dual layer DVDs getting used for that purpose, and I don't 
think that's happened yet.


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
"Enterprise solutions through open source."
Professional Profile:

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /