I have found another case in which Dell is trying to be more like Apple . Apple killed the floppy drive with the introduction of the iMac. The iMac sold millions, and now Mike Dell wants a piece of the pie. His attempt is not to announce a discontinuation of the floppy drive, but rather put cheap ones into his computers, so they break down, and they loose their usefulness. An example of this is at my high school, which is full of dell's. A new computer lab full of new Dells (they're small, black, don't have PCI, and they all have win2k) has been plagued by floppy drive failure. Every, and I mean EVERY floppy drive in that room has bit the bullet. To prove that it's not just an isolated case of misuse of floppy drives (tons of idiots use those computers every day), the floppy drives in the Dells at a special school (the IB school, you know, with the smart people) have also broken down. Although Michael Dell may be trying to phase out floppy drives for Dell, he is doing a poor job at it, because networking sucks, so you can't move files around at my school, unless you use slow and limited e-mail. I rest my case. Are these failures coincidences or just random acts of floppy drive failure? Is Dell trying to follow Apple's smart move in killing the floppy? Decide for yourself, and post away!