pete at dunnington.plus.com
Tue Oct 17 15:35:06 CDT 2006
Jay West wrote:
> Pat wrote....
>> Almost all the machines we have at work, which I admin, have
>> RS-232 console ports....
> Just try finding a laptop these days that has a serial port. You won't
> find much (if any). I daresay more than half the consumer grade PC's for
> the home do not have serial ports on them either nowdays.
None of the recent desktops I've seen have one, but some of the most
recent Toshiba laptops do, interestingly. I almost bought one for that
> RS232 as far as a general purpose consumer interface is dead.
True. Fortunately, the USB-to-RS232 adapters I've seen recently work
well, unlike some I saw a year or two ago.
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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