Author of said articale said he had no optical drive "for years". How the hell do you install still a a majority of software (games for example) without one?
Sometimes it is a LOT cheaper to buy online a physical product than it is via Steam or Origin I find. End result is they use one of the two or (cough) Games for Windows but without an optical drive you are screwed.
== Steam: Darth Guybrush XBox Live: Darth Guybrush