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CD-ROM

CD-ROM

Compact disk-read only memory Informatics A compact disk, capable of holding ± 750 MB of permanent data, which is recorded or burned only once. Cf CD-RW.

CD-ROM,

n the acronym for compact disk/read-only memory. These disks are used to store program information (software) for computer programs. Information and instructions can be retrieved from these disks, but information cannot be added or revised without destruction of the existing data.
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Approximately 8 million CD-ROM players were sold in the United States last year, bringing to 15 million the total number in use in this country.
Pippin, appropriately named for a variety of small apple, traces its roots back to an internal development project in the early 1990s code-named ``Sweet Pea,'' a prototype hand-held CD-ROM player with a built-in screen.
For less than the combined cost of a quad-speed CD-ROM player, removable hard disk and a tape backup device, consumers can get 650MB of reliable, rewritable and removable optical storage combined with a quad-speed CD-ROM drive -- all in the space of a half-height bay.
The CD-ROM can also be duplicated and distributed throughout the entire organization and read on any standard CD-ROM player.
The CD-R discs hold up to 650MB and can be read by any standard CD-ROM player, CD-R or CD-RW drive, or by MultiRead-compatible DVD-ROM or RAM drives.
double-speed portable CD-ROM player that doesn't compromise the
OTCBB:IOMC), a leading developer and marketer of peripheral PC products, Thursday announced that is has reached an agreement with Electronics Boutique to carry I/OMagic's MagicVideo 3D video card and MagicSpin 24X Internal CD-ROM player.
Specifically, the Windows version requires a PC configuration with at least a 25 MHz 80486SX, 8MB memory, 8bit 22KHz sound card, 256 color 640x480 color monitor, mouse and a double-speed CD-ROM player.
HP CD-R discs also hold up to 650MB and can be read by any standard CD-ROM player, CD-R or CD-RW drive, or by MultiRead-compatible DVD-ROM or RAM drives.
System requirements include 4 Mbytes of RAM, 3 Mbytes of available hard disk space, sound card with speakers and a CD-ROM player.
The Windows version requires a PC configuration with at least a 25 MHz 80486SX, 4MB memory, 8bit 22KHz sound card, 256 color 640x480 color monitor (typical 13" monitor), mouse, double-speed CD-ROM player and QuickTime for Windows.
The JavaStation network computer is very lightweight and has no hard drive, no floppy, no CD-ROM player, no jumpers, no moving parts to worry about.