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Old 05-15-2007, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys i know this is a noobish question but what is a Serial/COM Bracket and IEEE 1394 bracket?thanks
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IEEE 1394 bracket(top one):


Serial bracket:
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yeah they look pretty accurate lol. hey wat do u actually use a serial port for neway.
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I think they were used, for transfering data, like USB and Firewire, but in a different way. Not sure on that. But it could, also be used for modems, keys, mouse, and other peripherals. I remember I used it once, way back, for a game. And the gaming controller, used the serial port.
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man i would have hate to see the graphices on that game lol
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yeah they look pretty accurate lol. hey wat do u actually use a serial port for neway.
We use them at work for consoling into different types of network equipment, like routers, switches and modems.
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yeah they look pretty accurate lol. hey wat do u actually use a serial port for neway.
it is used for transferring/transmitting info in applications like my ti-89 which uses the serial port
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So the USB and Firewire kinda, replaces the serial and parallel ports, since they both transfer data?
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Serial ports are usually used in workstations, IE next time your at a super store have a look at the back of the cashier's computer, the scanner pluges in the serial port (usually)... Alot of hardware that you do not see every day works with a serial port, for example polygraph (Lie detector) systems can use the serial port, Numerous other scientific instruments use it as well.
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Wouldn't it be better to upgrade their ports? Or it's just that serial, does the job.
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