October 8, 2001

Don't copy that floppy drive

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "The iMac's form factor, small footprint, colors, removal of many legacy ports, and nearly every other aspect of the machine have been all but entirely copied except for one thing -- removal of the floppy drive. Apparently, the Register managed to get its mitts on a confidential Intel document, which apparently is pressuring PC manufacturers to do away with a little piece of unnecessary technology -- long since removed from Mac -- called a floppy drive. Similarly, Intel is also requesting that PC manufacturers be more Mac-like and rid themselves of both PS/2 and serial ports while they're at it."


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