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    That's what I meant by "it depends on what you mean by newer". I was trying to determine what the latest motherboard that I could think of that still had a floppy connector. FWIW, being AM3+, it's not a slouch, even today, unless you're some sort of gamer. Besides, consider my age--just about anything after Nixon is "newer".

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    I worried about this at first, but on reflection it isn't any different to when intel 386 support was dropped. There are very few new motherboards that have floppy drive support and the existing boards will probably continue to function just fine for the moment.

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    It's never a problem for me as I use a LaCie USB floppy drive. Seems like I've had the thing forever.
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    Ya, I've got one of those and a SmartDisk as well. They're both excellent.
    PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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    Not sure I understand why this is even an issue?

    Linux being open source and publicly archived you will always have access to any early version you need, unlike M$ and apple os's...
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    One of my systems here has no legacy floppy capabilities, but exists in a case with a 3.5" floppy slot. I use an Imation LS-120 in that position. Works for the purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippysticks View Post
    So vintage computer enthusiasts - is this a problem for us ?

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    That's cool and all that the linux circlejerk wished to go their way but does it really matter? Their heads have been in the cloud of awful coding and half-baked ideas for years I wouldn't be surprised if the more blunt reason they are removing it is simply "TOO OLD! *whacks rocks together*"
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