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Poll: Which of These Gets Used The Most on Your Computer

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  1. Member Grimey's Avatar
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    Definitely USB for me. right now I have 5 things plugged into my various USB ports: mouse, printer, wheel, mp3 player, camera.
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    I'd have to go with USB as the mnost used port:
    USB mouse (with blue kight up scroll wheel)
    USB to parallel adapter to Laserjet 4
    USB to parallel adapter to inkjet printer
    USB photo printer
    USB cable for digital camera
    USB for pocket cam
    USB internal 6-in-1 memory card reader
    USB to SCSI adapter
    USB light (for late night surfing when I don't want to light up the whole room)

    Non USB:
    2x external firewire 160GB hard drives
    12 year old AT keyboard with AT to PS/2 adapter (no modern keyboard has the same feel as my old keyboard)
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    PS/2, without doubt. I type more than I print, so the USB looses.
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    I forgot to add:
    USB joypad (looks like PSX)
    USB joystick
    USB scanner
    and 2 USB hubs to handle all those USB devices I have!
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    USB, by a wide margin since my video capture device is on USB, and so is my mouse.
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    Originally Posted by SaSi
    On the other hand, I doubt the keyboard connector was called AT at all. In those days, the keyboard connector was the same between the original IBM PC, PC/XT and the AT. If I remember correctly, it was the first PS/2 machines that changed the keyboard connector size and that's how the plug type caught on as named PS/2.
    The physical appearance was the same but the signaling was different and incompatible. You were not able to use a PC/XT keyboard in an AT class Machine. There were some keyboards that had a switch that allowed the owner to choose between AT/XT compatibility. An AT keyboards is basically a PS/2 keyboard with a different connector.
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  7. Originally Posted by ofbarea
    An AT keyboards is basically a PS/2 keyboard with a different connector.
    Many AT keyboards also lack "Windows" keys.
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    Ah yes, the old IBM Model M buckling-spring keyboard! It is a true gem. I have and use 2 of them from 1987 and still going strong; and I thought I was the only one left in the world hooked on them. It will be a very sad day for me when the PS/2 connectors no longer appear on motherboards. Have you noticed the slow disappearence of parallel and serial ports? I'm guessing that the PS/2 connectors are next to go. How anyone can use these new "dead" keyboards sold today is beyond my comprehension.
    If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
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