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

From: Doc Shipley <>
Date: Mon Sep 20 09:55:18 2004

John Foust wrote:

> At 09:20 AM 9/20/2004, Fred N. van Kempen wrote:
>>On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, David V. Corbin wrote:
>>>>>>Most cheap-brand card drivers have not been tested with SMP
>>>>>>systems, and, often, will blow up on said systems.
> And why is SMP so rare that it wouldn't have been tested?
> 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?

   Keyspan. Their stuff isn't horribly expensive, but it seems to Just

   Belkin is a fairly decent brand, but most of their stuff is rebadged
something else, and it's definitely oriented to consumer-level Windows
users. In my experience, the package usually doesn't address
non-Windows support, and there's a reason for that.

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