Discussion on the future of floppies in 5.x and 6.x

Narvi narvi at haldjas.folklore.ee
Thu Jan 8 07:56:30 PST 2004

On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, Matthew D. Fuller wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:50:59PM -0800 I heard the voice of
> Avleen Vig, and lo! it spake thus:
> >
> > While it is indeed true that most machines since 1997 will support this
> > CD format, please take in to account:
> And, further, some of us don't have (and don't want) CD burners, and even
> if we had 'em, don't want to burn (no pun intended ;) a CD blank just to
> install an OS, when we can just (re-)use 2 floppies and do it across the
> LAN from a local FTP mirror, which is as fast as a CD drive anyway.

Which would obviously mean that there would be lots of volunteers for the
position of floppy maintainer?

> --
> Matthew Fuller     (MF4839)   |  fullermd at over-yonder.net
> Systems/Network Administrator |  http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/
> "The only reason I'm burning my candle at both ends, is because I
>       haven't figured out how to light the middle yet"

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