Linus Torvalds prepares to wave goodbye to Linux floppy drives

When Linus Torvalds first created Linux in 1991, he built it on a 386-powered PC with a floppy drive. Things change. In 2012, Torvalds bid the i386 processor adieu saying, "I'm not sentimental. Good riddance." Now, it's the floppy drive's turn to bid Linux adieu.
Torvalds has declared the floppy drive project "orphaned."
Why? Because floppy drives have become historical relics. No one's using them. Indeed, Jiří Kosina, the Czech Linux kernel developer in charge of the floppy drive driver, said he "no longer has working hardware." Learn More