Yahoo! News Story - Floppy Disk Becoming Relic of the Past (fwd)

From: Fred N. van Kempen <>
Date: Mon Sep 20 09:49:16 2004

On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, John Foust wrote:

> And why is SMP so rare that it wouldn't have been tested?
Because the cheap-brands market is basically 99% single-CPU
systems, and therefore the companies developing the support
software for em dont bother testing that.

> So if Belkin is too cheap-brand, who makes an expensive
> USB to serial converter that'll perform more reliably
> and where can I buy it? For many of these odd gizmos,
> are they actually made by reputable expensive companies?
> There's a Cisco USB-to-serial adapter I don't know about?
Dunno the brands I have, can look em up. I do have a
Keyspan serial one, too (as another listmember does),
and that works fine. Ethernet and WiFi are Linksys
and Cisco. Dunno about the parallel and ISDN, probably

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