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> > * Bus: I don't care actually, with the above I don't need much more.
> > The only thing I could think of would be a floppy interface, to boot my
> > root/boot floppy when I screwed up something.
Add to this: file transfer via SneakerNet, and use of those cheap floppy-
controller tape drives. I have never seen a SCSI tape drive that was on
the order of $300 with a 120 meg pre-compression capacity, and sometimes
sneakernet or mailing floppies is the Right Way to move data (moving an
SLS distribution from the office to home, without fone bill, for example...).
> Someone mentioned that we could use a $15 ISA multi-I/O card with
> integrated floppy controller. I can't imagine that we could make it cheaper.
> One point more for ISA.