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  • Digital Versatile Disc read-only memory; a DVD whose contents can be read but not written.


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  • Or you could just download large files faster: say you buy a Windows upgrade online that takes up one DVD-ROM (4.7 GB).

    Matthew Yglesias » Average Internet Speeds

  • -- Presidents 'Day gift: Lincoln's law practice on DVD-ROM, 5,600 cases, 100k documents.

    Beyond the Underground:

  • Not to mention there's a pretty big gap between coding a way to burn ISO images and coding an entire DVD-ROM drive emulator with image mountability.

    Windows 7′s Best Underhyped Features | Lifehacker Australia

  • All have been able to do firmware upgrades using standard CD-ROM or DVD-ROM discs with the update files burned onto them from their computers or by using USB flash drives.

    You’re Not Buying Gadgets, You Are Subscribing to Them - Bits Blog -

  • The video shows the fan fawning over the game box, art book, DVD-ROM and instruction manual with some ambient heavy breathing before he attempts to install the game only to be thwarted by Blizzard's date-checking software "It's not yet time!"

    Countdown to Liberty: Special Edition Excitement

  • Specifically, the Examiner argued that, even though the Specification suggests that the computer usable medium may be a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, the Specification also suggests that "other configurations are possible as well."

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • The specification disclosed that storage media could be a memory, hard disk, floppy/disk drive and "various other hardware configurations" such as, a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Try not to use the DVD-ROM drive or use up valuable system resources (such as when playing a game) as they will reduce your battery life considerably.

    6 ways to extend your laptop battery | Sync Blog

  • The Toshiba laptop, aka the Brick aka The Blue Angel, finally got rebuilt, with a working hard drive (60Gb rather than the original 40Gb) and a cheap OEM replacement for the borked CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive.

    Two days of not so bad

  • Per their press release: “the searchable DVD-ROM box sets from Bondi Digital Publishing bring the past back to life with two of the most popular and venerable publications of our time.”

    Gathering No Moss (The Boomer Blog)


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