Will Windows 8 enhanced ISO support make optical discs obsolete?

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Will Windows 8 enhanced ISO support make optical discs obsolete?.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/09/hI1psV.jpg[/newsimage]Microsoft's painstakingly-detailed and fascinating Building Windows 8 tell-all blog has covered USB 3.0 support, a new Explorer interface and an app store. In a new entry, the company explained its decision to revamp ISO access and management. Citing past customer requests, Stephen Sinofsky, Windows Live president, confirmed Windows 8 will offer native Explorer support for both ISO and VHD files.


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Of course, they’re not going to bother to advertise that their ISO creator won’t bypass DRM. There’s going to be a lot of people who will be really disappointed…


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7zip opens ISO’s, and freeware is available to mount iso’s.
Getting rid of the explorer interface its nothing new, I’ve had to kill explorer & and hence start bar, desktop icons & etc, to kill an occassional malware, windows works fine without it. threw windows store has been available since windows ME, and was never popular.

The only"new" feature is the stupid ipad/mobile interface that its set as the default.

“shuffle along people, nothing to see here”.


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Can you say…ImgBurn / Alcohol 120% / Daemon Tools…This is old stuff…Harddrives can and will FAIL sooner or later…Do not keep all your pictures/family videos on a single Harddrive…Always Burn them to a Disc…And put them in a safe place!!! DVDs cost .25 cent for 4GB or $1.00 for DL/8GB…


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ISO are handy dandy for viewing DVD or Blu-Ray movies on your computer. I do not see ISO’s replacing optical disks anytime soon. People who use a stand alone player will not be able to view ISO’s on their stand alone players unless there is a HDMI output from their PC to a HDTV.

Like somebody in this thread mentioned a hard drive will fail sooner or later. Then what? No, ISO serve a purpose but not as a replacement for optical disks.

What is the big deal about M$ supporting ISO’s anyway? There has been ways to make ISO’s for a very long time.

Jeff


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[QUOTE=AIRBUD7;2602359]Can you say…ImgBurn / Alcohol 120% / Daemon Tools…This is old stuff…Harddrives can and will FAIL sooner or later…Do not keep all your pictures/family videos on a single Harddrive…Always Burn them to a Disc…And put them in a safe place!!! DVDs cost .25 cent for 4GB or $1.00 for DL/8GB…[/QUOTE]

I’d put a premium quality (good branded) large flash drive against optical media for long term storage… put both in the same environment for 10-15 years and see which one will works perfectly… the simple fact is organic dyes will degrade faster than phase change flash chips… though I hear they are going to make better drives and media soon that might fix these problems… but the technology & media (not surprisingly) is quite expensive right now.


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I will take that Bet…


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Cheap hard drives have made optical Media pretty well obsolete for me…


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[QUOTE=olyteddy;2602532]Cheap hard drives have made optical Media pretty well obsolete for me…[/QUOTE]

Ditto.

I still buy spindle packs of 100DVD+R’s whenever they are on sale for $25 or less but I don’t use them for backups any more.

It takes several times as long to burn a disc as it does to swap out a hard drive.
Let alone copy the data back off the disc onto a hard drive

I have backup installations for all the computers I’m responsible for on spare HDDs.


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[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2602820]Ditto.

I still buy spindle packs of 100DVD+R’s whenever they are on sale for $25 or less but I don’t use them for backups any more.

It takes several times as long to burn a disc as it does to swap out a hard drive.
Let alone copy the data back off the disc onto a hard drive

I have backup installations for all the computers I’m responsible for on spare HDDs.[/QUOTE]

It would be crazy to use optical disks for hard drive backups. Have an external drive for that.

Still ISO’s for now is not a replacement from backing up your movies on a DVD or Blu-Ray. If you don’t have a HDMI connection, coax or optical to some remote audio input source or "B"speaker source you are SOL.
Jeff