I used to love installing software, inserting disc 1 of 34!
Remember when software used to come on disks, not discs? You know, the old floppies that could hold a whopping 1.2 or even 1.4MB of storage? Well, one Firefox enthusiast over at Spread Firefox decided to see how many disks it would take to hold the Firefox 22.214.171.124. The answer? 5.
But the experiment doesn’t stop there. Not only did “JustZisGuy” manage to use WinZip to spread the installer over 5 floppies, he also went and made up some retro-style installation labels.
Of course, this experiment is more art installation than practical demonstration. We can’t remember the last time we used a floppy disk drive to save data or install any applications. And even if you’ve got a PC with a floppy drive, if you plan to use Firefox, that probably means you have an internet connection, which means that you can probably just download the installer yourself.
[via Mozilla Links]