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.
For a long time, CD-ROM players
could not play audio CDs, whose songs, while in digital format, are not in computer file format.
Even before the network software was loaded, we needed to improve our memory management because the external CD-ROM player
requires a device driver, the Microsoft CD-ROM extensions program, and the SETVER program (needed because MSCDEX does not know about versions of DOS later than 4.01).
Initially, instructors could have one roll of film developed as a Photo CD and then play that disc in Photo CD, CD-I or selected CD-ROM players
. However, when one added a second roll of photos to the same disc, the CD-ROM drives could not access those images.
It always seems to be taking its pulse, counting the number of installed drives, the variety of CDs mastered every month, the quantity of replicates issued for each master, the percentage of libraries that offer CD-ROM databases, the magnitude of CD-ROM players
installed in private homes, and the sum of publishers still in business.
Overall, I would recommend this disk to anyone who has or is planning to own a CD-ROM player
"Two years ago they began promoting CD-ROM technology by offering a package consisting of a SCSI device and CD-ROM player
bundled with CorelDRAW on CD-ROM.
Each main entry includes hardware requirements, search software, application type, update frequency, price, and CD-ROM player
necessary (up to 31 items of information).
The Honeybee requires an IBM Personal System/2 (PS/2) Model 25 or higher with a minimum of 640K RAM, and a muiltimedia platform including MCGA graphics, mouse, audio adapter, and a CD-ROM player
In addition, the CD-ROM player
itself can be housed in many PS/2 systems, saving desk space.
The Electronic Encyclopedia disc must be in the CD-ROM player
and the separate KRS searching program on a floppy disk must be in the diskette drive.
DOS 5.0 or higher, Windows 3.1, SVGA graphics card and monitor, 8 MB of RAM, 10 MB of free hard disk space, ISO 9660 CD-ROM player
, and Microsoft CD-ROM Extensions (MSCDEX, 2.2 or higher.