[CentOS] laptop editing

Fri Mar 17 04:08:49 UTC 2017
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 3/16/2017 8:20 PM, ken wrote:
> Not true.  Last year I got an HP Envy 17 (and it's still being sold) 
> and it has a DVD r+w.  This can't be the only laptop being sold with 
> an optical drive. 

the majority of newer laptops are going for a slimline ultralight design 
emphasizing their primary design as being portable.   17" laptops are 
not that portable or convenient to setup anywhere but on a large clear 

optical disk is rapidly going the way of the floppy disk, obsolete.   
when even a DVD-Rom has no more than 4GB on it, while a thumbnail sized 
USB stick can be 64GB or larger, and is faster (at least on USB3)...

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz