Why is it that manufacturers are starting to leave floppy disc drive out of new computers, Microsoft is going the same way by doing away with dos? but yet it takes 5 floppy disc's to create a boot disc and what happens when the system falls over? and you cannot revert to DOS to mend it. Just glad I am an old foggy that stick's with Win98 and Floppy disc's. PS why cannot all those 5 boot floppy's be burnt to a CD and start computer with CD.
I too think that it's because floppy's are no longer required to boot a new PC. Also because all files applications are now far larger than they used to be, [Some may say, larger than they "need" to be] then the life of the floppy may be nearing it's end. For files smaller than a CD's capacity, there are these new Pen drives of 16/32/64, and larger. Regards. j.
the five floppies are only nessecary if there is no working atapi cdrom. the DOS operating system is 30 years old and frankly has been holding computers back.XP has a command prompt that can be used in much the same way as DOS, win98 does a great job with old machines but just cant handle the power and massive memory of modern systems, the times they are a changing and things have moved on, we dont use 5.5inch floppies any more but we dont miss them, this is a fast paced industry and yes it can be hard to keep up and sometimes unnessesary if your needs are not very demanding but thats life, it moves on.
You can easily and cheaply fit a floppy drive. I think the manufacturers are simply following the fashion, in that the use of floppies has declined to such an extent that the current fad is to poo poo them.