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Old 05 August 2011, 08:06   #124
Mr Creosote
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Just a thought: While loading from floppies was slow compared to loading from pricy HDDs, there was no need to boot up some stupid OS from the same HDD first. So in many cases, the overall loading time balances out.

Other than that, I agree with those who compared floppies to tapes. Wow, what an improvement! Not just because of loading times, but because you knew loading would work reliably.
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