My classiccmp non-retirement :-)
jfoust at threedee.com
Mon Jun 20 07:55:02 CDT 2005
At 10:58 PM 6/19/2005, Jerome H. Fine wrote:
>I have archived RT-11 distributions on a CD and wonder
>how long it might be before newer OSs are no longer able
>to read/burn the CD. At that point, it will be necessary
>to use a different media so that future hobby users are
>able to continue to access the files. I realize that
>stating when the CD will no longer be readable is almost
>a pure guess, but I was wondering is anyone is willing
>to suggest if it will be less than 3 decades or more
>than 10 decades?
I suspect that *software* to mount an ISO file as a native filesystem will
still be around in ten years on PCs, if not indefinitely on Linux.
If the CD/DVD form factor endures, it's hard to imagine that
they wouldn't want to retain CD/DVD readability.
I've been meaning to buy a few spindles of good-quality,
long-lasting CD-R and DVD media, like those made by Taiyo Yuden.
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