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I did this recently to revive to an old IBM laptop (an N33sx/16, i.e. pre-Thinkpad) with a dying floppy drive. I had two Zip drives, one USB, one parallel, so was able to transfer from a modern PC once I managed to install the DOS driver for the Zip drive via floppy.
Of course it helped that there was still a functional DOS on the laptop from many years ago (DR-DOS 7.03 FTW!).
It's still being taught as an introductory language at my daughter's university - Ada 2005 no less! Just installed GNAT & GPS on her laptop.
Me, I'm an old Fortran jockey (VMS, mostly). There still seem to be a few jobs in it, but nobody interested in me (yet).
Almost right. The following explanation was (I think) originally posted on Slashdot a while back:
If there was no Adam & Eve, there was no Fall, therefore no Original Sin, therefore no need for Jesus (assuming he existed) to die in order to "save" us from said Sin, therefore no "eternal life" - so it destroys the entire basis of their belief system. Or, as someone else pointed out downthread, it boils down to fear of death.
Yep, with an appropriate choice of distro (Bodhi in my case, though Peppermint, Lubuntu, Crunchbang or AntiX are also acceptable) it's still quite useful.
That's my home machine, of course. My work laptop is a bit meatier (Fujitsu Lifebook E780, Core i5, 4Gb RAM).