Weekend Open Forum: What legacy hardware do you still use?

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Many of us have heard the saying about hardware being outdated as soon as you buy it. It can be rather frustrating to purchase a brand new setup with your hard earned money only to have something else launch a month later that’s faster or better, but that’s just how the hardware game is played.

The good news is that your “old” hardware is still very usable and likely will be for quite some time. But sooner or later, hardware of all type will reach that dreaded end-of-life stage; that is, if it survives that long.

Things like the 3.5-inch floppy drive, a PS/2 mouse or keyboard, PCI cards and 56k modems – all of these were cutting edge at one point but Father Time has since caught up to them. Heck, one could even argue that the optical drive isn’t a necessity anymore as evident by a number of notebooks and Ultrabooks shipping sans DVD drive.

With this week’s open forum, we would like to hear if any of you still use legacy hardware on a daily basis. Whether it’s one of the technologies listed above or something completely different, if it’s outdated we want to know!

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