[OT] Looking for a notebook

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Tue Nov 6 21:07:54 UTC 2007

> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 13:21:35 -0500
> From: "Mark Haney" <mhaney at ercbroadband.org>
> Subject: Re: [OT] Looking for a notebook
> To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list at redhat.com>
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> Joe Tseng wrote:
>> I've been asked to look for notebooks for my office that have built-in
>> serial ports.  We've already used USB-to-serial adapters and port
>> multipliers with mixed success; we are kind of leery of using PCMCIA
>> serial ports.  And we'd like to use these notebooks on the go so docks
>> are out of the question.  Can I get the big OEMs to sell me a few of
>> these or am I out of luck with them?
> Wow, with /serial/ ports?  Doh.  I don't know, I would suspect the
> manufacturers don't make many with serial ports any more.  You might get
> lucky.  My USB to Serial adapter works perfectly every time.  Are you
> needing more than one serial port on the notebook?

My Thinkpad T600's had serial ports. My T40 does not. Wish it did, as I 
am fighting with a Prolific PL2303 USB to Serial Adapter to try to talk 
to a Hewlett-Packard Hp48GX calculator....never connects.

When all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail, but 
sometimes the right tool is needed to do the job!


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