Compaq Portable II - Restoration Problem, Help requested
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Jan 3 16:39:47 CST 2010
> > I much prefer having to mount and unmount disks than having an OS that
> > overwrites the boot sector without asking me....
> Well, then don't run Windows 95. Probably good advice on principle.
As if I would.....
> I prefer having intelligently designed hardware that allows software to
> determine when the disk can be ejected rather than allowing the media to
> be yanked out at any time. The old Macintosh or Sparcstation floppy
Actually, I object to any system (hardware or software) which thinks it
knows what I want to do better than I do. There are times when I may wish
to remove a disk with files still open. Sure, let the OS warn me it's a
darn bad idea, but don't stop me from doing it if I know it's the thing I
want to do.
> Water under the bridge at this point, I suppose since the only people
> who still use floppy disks are on this mailing list :).
Don't bet on it ;-)
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