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Re: Console lockout
OKAAAYYY! You convinced me :-)
On 12 Jul 2002, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-07-12 at 08:13, Blunier, Mark wrote:
> > > USB keyboards rock, by the way. I highly recommend them. I use very
> > > few round-plug keyboards any more.
> > Why do you like them better?
> Several reasons:
> - Hotplug. Technically, you aren't supposed to hotplug regular
> keyboards (you can damage the mobo), and some systems turn off the
> keyboard controller if a keyboard isn't present at boot time. With USB,
> you have none of those issues. This is especially nice for servers,
> which don't need a keyboard all the time.
> - USB hubs. You don't (necessarily) have to reach back behind your box
> to plug in a keyboard. Also, many USB keyboards have passive hubs built
> into them, so you can plug your USB mouse into your keyboard (just like
> old Apple Desktop Bus). If you have a laptop, you can plug all your USB
> devices into a hub for your home setup, and "dock" your laptop with one
> - Portability. I can take my current favorite keyboard and use it on a
> Mac, Itanium, Sparc, etc. when I need to.
> - You don't run into the problem of plugging the keyboard into the
> mouse port or vice versa; there's only one type of port which takes
> - No delicate pins to bend.
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