Also, I've learned that 3.5" floppy drives are obsolete, as well as archaic. If you're moving data by sneakernet, the vector of choice is a 1 gig thumb drive, $39.99 at Target.
That said, I have to say I'm bemused by this Presario V6101US notebook, and Windows XP. Just about every objection I had to Windows '95 has been answered. I'm even using a wireless optical USB 2.0 Microsoft mouse.
I'm going to put Ubuntu on the Mac, instead of OS X 10.4, and see what that's like before the hinge cable breaks.