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SubjectRe: fdutils.
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"Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl> said:

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> You only confirm what I wrote -- hardly anyone uses floppies, so there is
> no need to keep mechanical compatibility in devices -- a complete dump of
> 1.44" FD support would be almost harmless. Hence whether a Zip or a
> LS-120 -- it doesn't really matter. You need new media anyway.

"Hardly anyone" includes 100% of the people I know. Not exactly heavy use,
mostly occasional transport of files and for emergency booting. Heck,
_every_ machine I see around me here has a floppy drive, can't just throw
that away because _you_ don't like it. The alternatives are extremely
expensive and so rare as to be almost useless around here.
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