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FAQ, tips and tricks - Mount Rainier

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Founders :
  • Mt Rainier is a open industry standard developed by four leaders in PC development. (Sony, Philips, Microsoft, Compaq).

History :

  • Writing data (drag&drop) on CD's is currently only possible by installing additional packet writing software (ex.: InCD, Direct CD, Packed CD,..) on to your system. The discs that are written with this software, are not automatically readable by other CD-RW drives or CD rom drives and require a supplementary reader program.
  • The objective of the mount Rainier organisation was to overcome this extra software and to enable native OS support for drives and allowing CD'RW to be used as a Drag&Drop device of choice. . The Mount Rainier function will allow you to format and use the CD-RW discs. Just like you currently use a Hard-disk drive or Floppy drive
  • The result of their research is the Mt. Rainier standard that will offer drag-and-drop CD writing and on-the-fly formatting of the disc.

Compatibility :

  • Because this standard is still evolving the compatibility of devices will depend on the finalisation of it by the Mt. Rainier group.
  • Apple Computer has shown strong interest incorporating Mount Rainier in their MacOS system.

Availability :

  • Microsoft plans to integrate this technology in their future Operating systems.

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