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Re: usb to serial

On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 09:18:51PM +0100, Joe wrote:
> So there's no way at all to predict whether a particular piece of 
> equipment, or particular software, will work with any or all USB-serial 
> ports. Probably it will, but the only way to be sure is to try it.

USB/serial adapters are a convenience thing, especially for laptops.  If
you have a desktop with a spare PCI slot, just buy a PCI serial card.
You'll probably get 4 serial ports or perhaps two serial and a paralell.
I doubt if it would cost more, and probably less, than the USB adapter.


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