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NieA7: I agree that floppy reliance is a major issue. However, it would make more sense to break the copy protection on those pieces of software, and then to move them across. Whilst I think the A9 will rapidly become many people's primary machine, their RISC PC is unlikely to become redundant instantly - at least not until they've transferred software across etc. Part of that I suspect will be removing their dependence upon floppies - and I guess that'll need a few patches, many of which already exist I think.

Aside from legacy, there is no practical use for floppy drives with the prices of CDs being as they are; copy protection won't work as they will assume ADFS is the drive. Yes - you could mimic that, but it would need to be a dedicated 'USB ADFS copy-protection-get-around' driver. And TBH, it's easier to crack the software protection and move it to CD or over the network :o).

 is a RISC OS Usermd0u80c9 on 22/5/05 11:20PM
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