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Because HP decided to keep a feature that a few people use. redface.gif

Funny thing - the HP is useless for link bandwidth testing (via i/jperf) - it'll only push .3Gb/s up with 4 streams! ??? seriously? How about featuring ports that can push something remotely close to rated speed? My 5 year old macbook can do .9Gb/s while wiresharking itself.
 
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Sure, I'll take my 200-300GB of FLAC content around with me..Just give me an audio player that shows it.

Sansa Clip+ and Fuze, Colorfly C3, iBasso DX100, iAudio 9 and E2, most Cowon players, most new Samsung players, Rockboxed iPod, any Android 4.0+ phone...

I've never even heard of most of those; never seen one of the Samsung players and the Rockboxed iPod and Android either require a lot of work to get the space I'd need for all of my music or have no way in hell of getting there. try fitting 200GB in 16GB. It's not easy.

I'm not worried about the ability to play FLAC, just the ability to fit 2wks worth of music.
    
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Not much of an Apple fan, but I am really happy a big name in the industry has finally made this move!

I have two optical drives in my system, I haven't used them in about 2 years, maybe longer. Everything is a digital download, when I installed this OS, USB.....

About the only bad thing I can see in moving away from physical media to digital is with physical, you get to "keep" the product. This one issue would be removed if DRM itself was removed, and we could freely backup, burn, or store the content we have purchased. Outside of this, I have no problems seeing an optical drive go.
    
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(it even has a modem - why?)

Because HP decided to keep a feature that a few people use. redface.gif

Which brings us back to this being a logical next step for Apple--yes there are people that use optical drives in general (blu ray or not). But not enough to justify keeping it. A

My sig states a DVD drive but I dont use it at all. I performed a EFI Windows 7 installation over USB since it was much more convenient and faster.

Modem? Used by tens of thousands in the U.S. (possible over 100,000 people)
Optical drives? Used by millions.
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Modem? Used by tens of thousands in the U.S. (possible over 100,000 people)
Optical drives? Used by millions.

There are over 300 million people in the US. People still using modems in the US are a minority.
    
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Modem? Used by tens of thousands in the U.S. (possible over 100,000 people)
Optical drives? Used by millions.

There are over 300 million people in the US. People still using modems in the US are a minority.

I believe that was his point. I think he was saying that optical drive usage, while still a minority, is nowhere near as small as the minority still using dial-up.
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Modem? Used by tens of thousands in the U.S. (possible over 100,000 people)
Optical drives? Used by millions.

There are over 300 million people in the US. People still using modems in the US are a minority.

I believe that was his point. I think he was saying that optical drive usage, while still a minority, is nowhere near as small as the minority still using dial-up.

People using optical drives are the minority? I would agree, BUT, it's a very low difference if that is a fact.. I would say those who do not use optical drives in PC's are the minority. At least at this point in time. Most people that do not use optical drives do not use their computer much other than going to websites, some career related work and the occasional video game. At least, that is what i noticed from the people in here. My uncle, uses an optical drive, but then again, he must for his hobby of playing music. My father does not use an optical drive, but then again, he rarely uses his computer.
It depends on the person and your career/hobbies. Optical drives/discs are still needed by millions. But at the same time are not needed by the less tech savvy. The medium offers more options.
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it's kind of ironic i guess i work in IT and use a computer nearly every waking hour and still never really use an optical drive. *shrug*

all of my software deployments are over the network or USB.

we have a binder of media that's really only used for check out if someone needs to put our version of the software on their home machine--and that is very rare.
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it's kind of ironic i guess i work in IT and use a computer nearly every waking hour and still never really use an optical drive. *shrug*

It depends on your career and hobbies. Musicians will tend to use them for obvious reasons. Music and movie enthusiasts will also tend to use them to rip/burn. And so forth.
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It depends on your career and hobbies. Musicians will tend to use them for obvious reasons. Music and movie enthusiasts will also tend to use them to rip/burn. And so forth.

but out of 300 million people, they're a minority?
 
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