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Chapter 10. CDs, DVDs, and iTunes > How the Mac Does Disks

10.1. How the Mac Does Disks

Apple shocked the world when, in 1997, it introduced the iMac without a floppy disk drive—and proceeded to eliminate the floppy drive from all subsequent Mac models in the following years. Apple argues that the floppy disk is dead—it's too small to serve as a backup disk, and, in this day of the Internet, it's a redundant method of exchanging files with other computers.

10.1.1. Disks Today

But the floppy disk didn't disappear entirely. Millions of older Macs still have floppy drives, and many owners of modern Macs buy add-on floppy drives. In fact, you can introduce all kinds of disks to a Mac these days (see Figure 10-1). Here are the most popular examples:


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