Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jul 2005 13:53 UTC, submitted by Gsurface
Hardware, Embedded Systems The floppy disk was well intended, but its usefulness is now gone. Now, over 30 years later, the floppy disk needs to go for good.
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RE: Is this an issue?
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 13th Jul 2005 14:30 UTC in reply to "Is this an issue?"
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"Are there even people out there still using floppies? I've barely seen a floppy for several years"

I have still quite a few "rescue" floppies, even if I have tried to put the majority of them on a CD.

Typical example: Partion Magic (rubbish, I know) still refuses to create a rescue CD. So even if I own a legal licence, I had to download an iso so that I could make a rescue CD.

Also floppies still seem to be the only way to make some operating systems bootable (a typical example was Slackware until 9.0, if I remember correctly).
They are also necessary for older systems which can't boot from CDs.

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