@tomasino @ajroach42
The machine I am on now has both 5.25" and 3.5" floppy disks. Its currently running pop-os. The 5.25" is connected to the floppy controller on the ASRock Z77 Extream6, the 3.5" is a USB floppy drive modified and installed internally.

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@adamd @tomasino Nice.

I've never heard of pop-os before.

My regular social rig just has a 3.5" USB floppy. Then I've got a windows 98 box with a 3.5" 1.44mb drive and a 5.25" 1.2mb drive, and a dos rig with a 1.2mb drive and (soon, when it finally gets here) a 320k drive.

Those are my only desktops, though. Everything else is laptops and portables (so I have a lot of PCMCIA floppy drives and the like.)

@ajroach42 @adamd system 76 makes pop! os. It's Ubuntu with a new wm that's focused on good UX. They're getting traction with it

@tomasino @adamd neat.

I have a purism laptop and an old thinkpad that I use pretty interchangeably. The thinkpad runs mint, the librem runs pureOS for now, but ...

@ajroach42 @adamd I didn't trust pop when I ordered my galago, so I'm running Ubuntu 18.10. I kinda regret it a bit, but I customized the hell out of Gnome anyway so it's moot. I'm glad for more Linux flavors though

@adamd @ajroach42 I don't have a machine with a CD drive anymore let alone floppies. Well done

@tomasino @adamd USB FDDs are pretty cheap, as are USB CD drives.

(OTOH, I just got this behemoth backpack parallel port CD R/W that I am *really* looking forward to setting up.)

@ajroach42 @adamd @tomasino I've got one of those Backpack drives, but it's a 5.25" floppy.

And my Sony 2x USB FDD is pretty great. Pity those USB drives don't cope with anything but PC disks.

@ieure @tomasino @adamd

You found a parallel 5.25" floppy? That's impressive.

I've been digging for one, but I haven't found one yet.

@ajroach42 @adamd @tomasino If you want one, I don't think I have much user for it. I was going to test and put on eBay, but would work something out with you if you could use it.

@ieure @tomasino @adamd Is it a 1.2mb or a 360k drive?

I'm probably interested either way, but it'll be easier for to figure out where it fits once I know the capacity.

@ajroach42 @adamd @tomasino I think it's 1.2mb, but I'm not sure.

I have an extra (normal, internal) 360k drive as well, if I can find where I put it. Maybe you can swap it in?

That's an idea. I wonder how it'd work in practice.

Honestly a 1.2 might be more useful for me... Let me think about that.

But yeah, I'm probably interested.
@tomasino @adamd

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