Carlos E Murillo-Sanchez
cmurillo at autonoma.edu.co
Mon Dec 5 08:52:55 CST 2005
> On Fri, December 2, 2005 12:47 pm, Cini, Richard said:
>>On my PC at home, although I have "legacy" ports on my Shuttle XPC, I
>>use them. I have a USB scanner and color printer. The laser printer is
>>attached to the network though a Netgear print server. The DV_cam connects
>>through FireWire and I use a card reader for the Memory Sticks from my
> Same here apart from the firewire stuff since I don't have anything that
> uses it.
>>I personally have not had a problem with USB but maybe I'm not looking
> I love USB -
So do I, but my last laptop purchase was more influenced by
availability of all standard ports rather than graphics or even CPU
speed. I ended up buying a model that I'm sure is going to
be discontinued soon. But USB-based serial ports are unreliable
for me. I need to connect reliably to older development systems
as well (microcontroller, dsp, PLC, burners, lab instruments) and
cannot afford not to have a real serial port and a real parallel port.
Of course, the laptop I chose also has IR, Firewire, USB, bluetooth,
WiFi, LAN... it was the only Dell model that came standard with all
of that. Funny; I had zero flexibility once I decided that I wanted
all of those ports.
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