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NewsMicrosoft starts shipping its Windows on Arm device for developers: Windows Dev Kit 2023 Pin
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NewsTyposquat campaign mimics 27 brands to push Windows, Android malware Pin
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NewsDeep learning with light Pin
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NewsSomeone wrote a Javascript app that accurately emulates Windows 95 on almost any platform Pin
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When I got my first PC without a floppy unit, I bought an external USB one. It was surprisingly cheap, somewhere around USD 10. It has come to use a few times, but last time is so long ago that I cannot date it.

It has one disadvantage, though: In the DOS age, lots of 'preformatted' floppies were sold, but they hadn't the format code (360kb, 720kb, 1.44Mb, ...) written into the boot sector. It really was redundant, as DOS tried to read the floppy in one format after another until it found one that worked.

At some stage of development - I think it was when going from 16-bit Win98 to 32-bit WinXP, but correct me if I am wrong - MS said: This is silliness; the boot sector shall have the format code! The standard alway said so! So we will no longer do any lengthy, repetitive trial-and-error procedure!

The result is that lots of pre-formatted floppies from before this time is no longer readable. If you formatted the floppy yourself, whether running under DOS or Windows, the format code was all right; there is a problem only with floppies bought pre-formatted. For several years, most of them were, and a great part of them without the proper format code.

The main reason why I kept a Win95 machine (with no internal floppy unit, but using my USB one) running for many years was to read old floppies that WinXP would not accept, due to a missing format code in the boot sector.
NewsWhy functional programming should be the future of software development Pin
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NewsOur brains use quantum computation Pin
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NewsReport: Elon Musk plans to gut Twitter workforce by 75% after acquisition Pin
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NewsMicrosoft’s PC Manager is like CCleaner for your computer Pin
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NewsSupport reminder for older versions of Visual Studio Pin
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NewsI wonder how they're going to use that data? Pin
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