[rescue] I'm one happy geek

Bill Bradford rescue at sunhelp.org
Mon Jun 25 00:49:41 CDT 2001

On Mon, Jun 25, 2001 at 01:32:04AM -0400, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> I personally think that USB is rather nice.  I wonder if it would be
> possible to get working via a USB PC Card, and a sbus PC card thing.
> Those sorts of USB cards probably wouldn't be supported by solaris though.
> Anyway, the things I like about USB are that it is hot-plugable, and
> virtually limitless expandability.  I never have enough serial ports.  If
> I had my way, the machine I'm at now would have a minimum of 6 serial
> ports (one for mouse, one for wacom tablet, one for Palm, one for camera,
> one for serial consoles of other machines, and one for my serial printer).

USB is great for stuff like scanners, etc.  I dont have to dick with SCSI
on my Windows machines, and it lets me do other stuff at the same time
(like watch CNN Headline News in closed-captioned mode on my TV card and
play MP3s in winamp), unlike a parallel scanner.


Bill Bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
Austin, TX

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