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Ubuntu 8.10 Outperforms Windows Vista

DaveCBio It starts making a differnce when... (689 comments)

The switch is painless and transparent to the end user and they can do everything and run any piece of software they did before the switch. Same goes for large scale business roll-outs as well as the home desktop.

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Early Blu-ray adopters will get left behind

DaveCBio DaveCBio writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dave (659840) writes "A lot of people are cheering the seeming end of the high definition disc format war. However, some of those cheering might not realize the full implication of Blu-ray "winning" the battle. Unlike HD-DVD which required things like local storage and secondary video and audio decoders the Blu-ray group didn't to keep costs down. Most of the differences between the Blu-ray profiles require hardware changes so older stand alone players will not be able to be upgraded. So many early adopters that paid a premium for high definition content and next generation bonus features will be stuck with having to fork out for a new player if they want access to these features. To make consumers aware the Blu-ray group will label discs that support the newer profiles, but as with most tech issue in the consumer market there will no doubt be confusion and misinformation aplenty. The folks over at Betanews go into a little more detail."

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