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As far as the lack of a CD ROM drive, you can get external USB drives. The one I have is supposed to run off two USB ports, but I found it seems to work great with just one connected. Maybe the second USB port is used to make sure there is enough power?
A lot of software now can be written to a thumbdrive instead of a DVD — so that is another option for installation.
And, I have a floppy external drive! Not really 100% like an internal drive, but close enough for most purposes. Now, if they would only make those for 5 1/4 floppies 🙁