Compared to a mini mill it has a much large table and travel ranges. It also has a 20 tool changer, very handy.
If you don't want to use the floppy drive, just hook up you RS232 cable and you are ready to send and receive or DNC, direct numeric drip it to the machine.
Parts for these machine are available and easy to get. Very reasonable prices too. You will have no problem keeping it going.
I had a 91 VF-1 that was great. It is still in service for the guy who bought my shop.