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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
> cable.
>  - 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
> anything.
>  - No delicate pins to bend.
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